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  1. pellnoun

    a fur or hide.

  2. pellnoun

    a lined cloak or its lining.

  3. pellnoun

    a roll of parchment.

  4. pellnoun

    a body of water somewhere between a pond and a lake in size.

  5. Etymology: From Latin pellis "a skin" and Greek πελλα "a skin".


  1. Pell

    Pell is a surname shared by several notable people, listed below Axel Rudi Pell (born 1960), German heavy metal guitar player and member of Steeler and founder of his own eponymous band Charles Pell (1874–1936), American college football coach Charley Pell (1941–2001), American college football player and coach Claiborne Pell (1918–2009), U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to American college students Dave Pell (1925–2017), American jazz saxophonist and bandleader Ella Ferris Pell (1846–1922), American painter, sculptor, and illustrator Eva J. Pell (born 1948), American biologist, plant pathologist, and science administrator George Pell (1941–2023), Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church Harry Pell (born 1991), English professional footballer Herbert Pell (1884–1961), American Representative from New York, U.S. Minister to Portugal, U.S. Minister to Hungary, and an instigator and member of the United Nations War Crimes Commission Isabel Pell (1900–1951), American socialite and member of the French Resistance John Pell (mathematician) (1611–1685), English mathematician. See also Pell's equation Morris Birkbeck Pell (1827–1879), American-Australian mathematician, professor, lawyer and actuary Philip Pell (1753–1811), American politician and lawyer who served in the New York State Assembly and as a delegate for New York to the Confederation Congress. Thomas Pell (1608–1669), an English-born physician who emigrated to United States William Pell (tenor) (1947–2003), American opera singer William Pell (footballer) (1883-1915), English footballer William Pell (minister) (1634–1698), English minister

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pellverb

    to pelt; to knock about

  2. Pellnoun

    a skin or hide; a pelt

  3. Pellnoun

    a roll of parchment; a parchment record

  4. Etymology: [OF. pel, F. peau, L. pellis a skin. See Fell a skin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pell

    pel, n. a skin or hide: a roll of parchment. [O. Fr. pel (Fr. peau)—L. pellis, a skin or hide.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pell

    [from the British pwll]. A deep hole of water, generally beneath a cataract or any abrupt waterfall. Also, a large pond.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PELL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pell is ranked #7520 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pell surname appeared 4,424 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Pell.

    92.1% or 4,075 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 146 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 78 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 56 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PELL in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PELL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of PELL in a Sentence

  1. Peter Blenkiron:

    We just want an acknowledgment, if Pell said 'what we did was wrong and it will never happen again', I would be the first to shake his hand.

  2. Robert Richter:

    For the avoidance of doubt and because of the interest, I might indicate that Cardinal Pell pleads not guilty to all charges and will maintain the presumed innocence that he has.

  3. Justice Chris Maxwell:

    Having had regard to the whole of the evidence led at trial, and having deliberated long and hard over this matter, I find Justice Chris Maxwell in the position of having a genuine doubt as to( Pell's) guilt, my doubt is a doubt which the jury ought also to have had.

  4. Alex Wong/Getty Images:

    Well, it's clear to me that we can't do student debt relief every 10 years or so. And I think about this as someone who needed Pell Grants and low-interest student loans to get through school. I paid mine off, but the situation has changed over the last 35 years, we've seen the price of college education continue to outpace inflation. We've seen bad actors in that student loan debt space, and I'm interested in reform, both reforming the process itself — I'd like to see us make more Pell Grants available — and I'd like to see us hold people accountable in that space so we get the price of college tuition, or technical tuition or community college tuition under control.

  5. Raphael Warnock:

    When I looked up and saw that a kid who grew up in public housing was sitting in the Oval Office looking the President of the United States of America in the eye, I said to him, ‘Mr. President, I need you to do student loan relief, and I need you to do it as soon as possible.’ By the way, $10,000 is not enough. I pushed him, and he decided to do $20,000 for folks who are Pell Grant eligible.

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