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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skullnoun

    the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

Wiktionary

  1. skullnoun

    The main bone of the head; the cranium.

  2. skullnoun

    A symbol for death; death's-head

  3. skullverb

    To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skullnoun

    a school, company, or shoal

  2. Skullnoun

    the skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix

  3. Skullnoun

    the head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind

  4. Skullnoun

    a covering for the head; a skullcap

  5. Skullnoun

    a sort of oar. See Scull

  6. Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

Freebase

  1. Skull

    This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. The skull is a bony structure in the head of many animals that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. The skull is composed of two parts: the cranium and the mandible. A skull without a mandible is only a cranium. Animals that have skulls are called craniates. The skull is a part of the skeleton. Functions of the skull include protection of the brain, fixing the distance between the eyes to allow stereoscopic vision, and fixing the position of the ears to help the brain use auditory cues to judge direction and distance of sounds. In some animals, the skull also has a defensive function; the frontal bone is where horns are mounted. The English word "skull" is probably derived from Old Norse "skalli" meaning bald, while the Latin word cranium comes from the Greek root κρανίον. The skull is made of flat bones.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skull

    skul, n. the bony case that encloses the brain: the head, the sconce, noddle: a crust formed on the ladle, &c., by the partial cooling of molten metal: in armour, the crown of the head-piece: (Scot.) a shallow, bow-handled basket.—n. Skull′cap, a cap which fits closely to the head: the sinciput.—adj. Skull′-less.—Skull and cross-bones, a symbolic emblem of death and decay. [Ice. skál, a shell; conn. with shell and scale, a thin plate.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Skull

    The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.

Rap Dictionary

  1. skullnoun

    The bone structure protecting your brain.

Editors Contribution

  1. skull

    A bone structure in the head.

    The skull is an important structure in the head.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Skull' in Nouns Frequency: #2448

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Skull in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Skull in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Skull in a Sentence

  1. Officer Daniel Hodges:

    The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts… shouting ‘heave, ho,’ as they synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal doorframe, a man in front of me grabbed my baton… he bashed me in the head and face with it, rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull.

  2. Katherine Raymond:

    In surgery that July, they managed to remove most of the tumor and the treatment took care of the remaining cells, unfortunately, they had to take segments of her jaw and skull and they damaged a nerve in her face that can never be repaired. She cant really feel anything on that side. It affects her speech, it affects her eating.Her right eye doesnt close. I have to shut it when shes asleep.

  3. Lindsay Zanno:

    It has really pronounced ornamentation on the skull, it has all these pits and grooves.

  4. Vassilis Koliatsos:

    We typically think of traumatic brain injury as something that happens when an external force comes against your skull.

  5. Kathy Cano-Murillo:

    Over the years, skull face painting has become very popular. It symbolizes the acceptance of death, of the cycle of life, when the spirits crossover, you are sending a message that you are celebrating it with them. You are not in fear of death.

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