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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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  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. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

  2. Danny DeVito:

    There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull How do you hang on to someone who won't stay And how do you get rid of someone who won't go

  3. Jesse Selber:

    For this patient, it means a new lease on life, he had series of cancers of the scalp and skull that were treated with various surgeries and radiation that left him with a large wound that was all the way down to his brain.

  4. Mark Pollock:

    I fractured my skull, broke my back and the damage to my spinal cord left me paralyzed from the waist down, at the time, people who found me lying on the concrete thought I was dead. Even doctors predicted I was going to die.

  5. Francis Conidi:

    If I hit you straight on with a baseball bat, I would not induce concussion, i would probably fracture your skull, but I would not concuss it.

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