What does shelling mean?

Definitions for shelling

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shelling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling(noun)

    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"


  1. shelling(Noun)

    An artillery bombardment

  2. shelling(Noun)

    The removal of the shell from a nut, pea etc.

  3. shelling(Noun)

    grain from which the husk has been removed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shelling

    of Shell

  2. Shelling(noun)

    groats; hulled oats


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Observatory:

    Elements of the Islamic State also pulled out of a mountain overlooking Deir al-Zor due to intense shelling.

  2. President Petro Poroshenko:

    Today was the first night when we didn't have a single shelling, not one violation of the ceasefire regime, today we face the extremely crucial task of implementing the peace plan.

  3. Nasser Shayef:

    The refinery suffered today a new rocket which targeted an empty storage tank at the refinery port, in the refinery's tanks there's a large amount of petrol and diesel which the shelling did not reach ... we fear a catastrophe if there's new shelling.

  4. El Ezz:

    Since the Russian intervention and the continued Russian shelling of Aleppo, the nature of injuries has worsened dramatically, this might be because of the nature of the weaponry that the Russian airforce is using in their shelling and attacks. Most of the injuries are usually multiple injuries.

  5. Photographer Guillaume Binet:

    I was there during Ramadan, and there was bombing, shelling and fighting all day, it got particularly worse at 6:30 or 7 p.m. when everyone would leave their houses to break the fast. The Houthis would fire lots of rockets then. Everyone sleeps in the city center to avoid the shelling, but each time a bomb falls, it kills a family.

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