Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shell

10 senses of shell

Sense 1
shell -- (ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun)
       => ammunition, ammo -- (projectiles to be fired from a gun)

Sense 2
shell -- (the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals)
       => animal material -- (material derived from animals)

Sense 3
carapace, shell, cuticle, shield -- (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)
       => scute -- (large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake)

Sense 4
shell -- (the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts)
       => hull -- (dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut)

Sense 5
shell, eggshell -- (the exterior covering of a bird's egg)
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 6
shell -- (a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice")
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 7
shell, racing shell -- (a very light narrow racing boat)
       => racing boat -- (a boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing)

Sense 8
shell, case, casing -- (the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case")
       => housing -- (a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component)

Sense 9
plate, scale, shell -- (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))
       => shield -- (a protective covering or structure)

Sense 10
shell -- (the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod)
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shell

8 senses of shell

Sense 1
blast, shell -- (use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day")
       => bombard, bomb -- (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden")

Sense 2
blast, shell -- (create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
shell -- (fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled")
       => emerge -- (come out into view, as from concealment; "Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office")

Sense 4
shell -- (hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 5
shell -- (look for and collect shells by the seashore)
       => gather -- (look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall")

Sense 6
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 7
shell -- (remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 8
husk, shell -- (remove the husks from; "husk corn")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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