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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skull(noun)

    the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

Wiktionary

  1. skull(Noun)

    The main bone of the head; the cranium.

  2. skull(Noun)

    A symbol for death; death's-head

  3. skull(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skull(noun)

    a school, company, or shoal

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  2. Skull(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  3. Skull(noun)

    the head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  4. Skull(noun)

    a covering for the head; a skullcap

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  5. Skull(noun)

    a sort of oar. See Scull

    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. skull(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Nick Fox:

    The only body part we found was one skull and one bit ofpelvis, everything else was completely gone, there is solittle left that they don’t know exactly how many people were killed, wesuspect three because we found three sets of shoes and three sets of gloves.

  2. Freedman Fowler:

    Acristavus does not have a crest. The top of its skull is flat. Brachylophosaurus has a large, flat, paddle-shaped crest that completely covers the back of the top of its skull, it is a perfect example of evolution within a single lineage of dinosaurs over millions of years.

  3. Mike Everhart:

    Whether it is hundreds or thousands of years old, the skull gives us a better insight into the richness of life on the plains before Western man.

  4. 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.

  5. Vassilis Koliatsos:

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

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