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CULL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cull mean? 

CULL (noun)
  The noun CULL has 1 sense:

1. the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

  Familiarity information: CULL used as a noun is very rare.


CULL (verb)
  The verb CULL has 2 senses:

1. remove something that has been rejected
2. look for and gather

  Familiarity information: CULL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CULL (noun)


Sense 1cull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cull; reject

Hypernyms ("cull" is a kind of...):

deciding; decision making (the cognitive process of reaching a decision)


CULL (verb)


Sense 1cull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove something that has been rejected

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

cull the sick members of the herd

Hypernyms (to "cull" is one way to...):

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2cull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look for and gather

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cull; pick; pluck

Context examples:

pick mushrooms / pick flowers

Hypernyms (to "cull" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cull"):

mushroom (pick or gather mushrooms)

berry (pick or gather berries)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Also:

cull out (select desirable parts from a group or list)


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