What does mull mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mullnoun

    a term used in Scottish names of promontories

    "the Mull of Kintyre"

  2. Mullverb

    an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides

  3. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculateverb

    reflect deeply on a subject

    "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

  4. mullverb

    heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink

    "mulled cider"


  1. mullnoun

    A thin, soft muslin.

  2. mullnoun

    Marijuana that has been chopped to prepare it for smoking.

  3. mullnoun

    A stew of meat (chicken, goat, dove, pork, etc.), broth, milk, butter, vegetables, and seasonings, thickened with soda crackers.

  4. mullnoun

    The gauze used in bookbinding to adhere a text block to a book's cover.

  5. mullverb

    To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; usually with over.

    to mull over a thought or a problem

  6. mullverb

    To chop marijuana so that it becomes a smokable form.

  7. mullverb

    To heat and spice something, such as wine.

  8. mullverb

    To join two or more individual windows at mullions.

  9. mullverb

    To dull or stupefy

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Mullverb

    1.To soften and dispirit, as wine is when burnt and sweetened. Thomas Hanmer

    Etymology: mollitus, Latin.

    Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy
    Mull’d, deaf, sleepy, insensible. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Drink new cyder mull’d, with ginger warm. John Gay.


  1. mull

    Mull can be used as a verb and a noun. 1) As a verb, mull generally refers to the process of thinking deeply or at length about something. It implies to ponder, contemplate, or meditate upon a certain matter. 2) As a noun, mull refers to a promontory, headland or a geographical land feature, particularly in Scotland (Example - The Mull of Kintyre). 3) In a culinary context, mulling is the process of heating wine, beer, or cider with spices and typically some sugar, often served during winter months. Note: The usage and meaning of 'mull' could vary depending on the context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mullnoun

    a thin, soft kind of muslin

  2. Mullnoun

    a promontory; as, the Mull of Cantyre

  3. Mullnoun

    a snuffbox made of the small end of a horn

  4. Mullnoun

    dirt; rubbish

  5. Mullverb

    to powder; to pulverize

  6. Mullverb

    to work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; -- usually with over; as, to mull over a thought or a problem

  7. Mullnoun

    an inferior kind of madder prepared from the smaller roots or the peelings and refuse of the larger

  8. Mullverb

    to heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine

  9. Mullverb

    to dispirit or deaden; to dull or blunt

  10. Etymology: [Prob. akin to mold. 108. See Mold.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mull

    mul, n. a muddle or mess.—v.t. to break to pieces: to confuse, muddle.

  2. Mull

    mul, n. a promontory: a horn snuff-box. [Prob. Gael. maol.]

  3. Mull

    mul, n. a soft muslin.—Also Mul′mul. [Hind.]

  4. Mull

    mul, v.t. to warm, spice, and sweeten (wine, ale, &c.).—v.i. to toil on, moil: to bustle about.—adj. Mulled.—n. Mull′er. [M. E. molde-ale, a funeral banquet, molde, grave earth, and ale=feast.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mull

    large island in the NW. of Argyllshire, third of the Hebrides; is mountainous and picturesque, with greatly indented coast-line; the highest peak is Ben More, 3185 ft., the largest inlet Loch-na-Keal; the soil is best adapted for grazing. Tobermory (1), in the N., is the only town.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mull

    Derived from the Gaelic mullach, a promontory or island; as Mull of Galloway, Mull of Cantyre, Isle of Mull. Also, when things are mismanaged; "we have made a mull of it."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MULL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mull is ranked #3774 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mull surname appeared 9,377 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Mull.

    86.1% or 8,080 total occurrences were White.
    7.9% or 747 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 184 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 146 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 113 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 107 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mull in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mull in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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