Definitions for hullhʌl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit.

    Category: Botany

  2. the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry.

    Category: Botany

  3. any covering or envelope.

  4. (v.t.)to remove the hull of; skin, peel, shell, or shuck.

Origin of hull:

bef. 1000; ME; OE hulu husk, pod; akin to OE helan to cover, hide, L cēlāre to hide, conceal , Gk kalýptein to cover up


  1. the hollow lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the boatlike fuselage of a flying boat on which the plane lands or takes off. the cigar-shaped arrangement of girders enclosing the gasbag of a rigid dirigible.

    Category: Aeronautics

  3. (v.t.)to pierce (the hull of a ship), esp. below the water line.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. (v.i.)to drift without power or sails.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of hull:

1350–1400; ME; appar. same word as hull1


  1. Cordell, 1871–1955, U.S. Secretary of State 1933–44: Nobel peace prize 1945.

    Category: Biography

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Official name, Kingston upon Hull.

  3. a city in SE Canada, on the Ottawa River opposite Ottawa. 58,722.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hull(noun)

    dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

  2. hull(noun)

    persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

  3. Hull, Isaac Hull(noun)

    United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)

  4. Hull, Cordell Hull(noun)

    United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)

  5. Hull, Kingston-upon Hull(noun)

    a large fishing port in northeastern England

  6. hull(verb)

    the frame or body of ship

  7. hull(verb)

    remove the hulls from

    "hull the berries"


  1. Hull(ProperNoun)

    Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).

  2. Origin: Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hull(verb)

    the outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk

  2. Hull(verb)

    the frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging

  3. Hull(verb)

    to strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn

  4. Hull(verb)

    to pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball

  5. Hull(verb)

    to toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hull

    or Kingston-Upon-Hull (260), a flourishing river-port in the E. Riding of Yorkshire, at the junction of the Hull with the Humber, 42 m. SE. of York; is an old town, and has many interesting churches, statues, and public buildings; is the third port of the kingdom; has immense docks, is the principal outlet for the woollen and cotton goods of the Midlands, and does a great trade with the Baltic and Germany; has flourishing shipbuilding yards, rope and canvas factories, sugar refineries, oil-mills, etc., and is an important centre of the east coast fisheries.

Translations for hull

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the frame or body of a ship

The hull of the ship was painted black.

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