the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
The main bone of the head; the cranium.
A symbol for death; death's-head
To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.
a school, company, or shoal
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
the head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind
a covering for the head; a skullcap
a sort of oar. See Scull
Origin: [See School a multitude.]
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
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
The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'skull' in Nouns Frequency: #2448
The numerical value of skull in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of skull in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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They had to open up his skull and take it out, and now he has 23 staples.
It has really pronounced ornamentation on the skull, it has all these pits and grooves.
I think this is only the second full Stegomastodon skull found in the state of New Mexico.
The skull itself is as big I am, just the skull is more than five feet long. It’s a massive crocodile.
The sound produced in a squalid head is like a click because the skull is empty. So it goes through fast.
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