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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

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  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

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  3. Skullnoun

    the head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  4. Skullnoun

    a covering for the head; a skullcap

    Etymology: [See School a multitude.]

  5. Skullnoun

    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. 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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    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. John Leddy:

    Mild traumatic brain injury is a category of bran injury that includes concussion, with concussion being at the mildest end of that spectrum. So sports concussion, for example, would be a subset of mild traumatic brain injury, all of the patients in this study received a CT scan to evaluate for brain bleeding or skull fracture and may have had a neurological deficit when they came to the emergency room. While that type of injury can be classified as' mild,' it's a lot more severe than a sport-related concussion typically would be.

  4. Vassilis Koliatsos:

    In this particular case, the force is coming against your chest so the blood gets squeezed. And as the blood gets squeezed, there's a lot of back apple blood into the brain. And because there's a pulse of over-pressure wave that happens (like this), the brain also swells (like this). And when the brain swells, it pushes against some of the fixed elements inside the skull.

  5. Lida Xing:

    We found the dinosaur's huge vertebrae with the skull and the tail, but couldn't find any bones from the hands or the legs. So the locals began to say the long body looked just like a dragon from ancient Chinese stories.

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