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HULL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hull mean? 

HULL (noun)
  The noun HULL has 6 senses:

1. dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
2. persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
3. United States naval officer who commanded the 'Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
4. United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
5. a large fishing port in northeastern England
6. the frame or body of ship

  Familiarity information: HULL used as a noun is common.


HULL (verb)
  The verb HULL has 1 sense:

1. remove the hulls from

  Familiarity information: HULL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HULL (noun)


Sense 1hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

husk (outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hull"):

shell (the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts)


Sense 2hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

calyx ((botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green)


Sense 3Hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

United States naval officer who commanded the 'Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Isaac Hull; Hull

Instance hypernyms:

naval officer (an officer in the navy)


Sense 4Hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Cordell Hull; Hull

Instance hypernyms:

diplomat; diplomatist (an official engaged in international negotiations)


Sense 5Hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large fishing port in northeastern England

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Kingston-upon Hull; Hull

Instance hypernyms:

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Meronyms (parts of "Hull"):

Humber Bridge (a suspension bridge at Hull, England; 4,626 feet long)

Holonyms ("Hull" is a part of...):

England (a division of the United Kingdom)


Sense 6hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The frame or body of ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Meronyms (parts of "hull"):

keel (one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability)

keelson (a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it)

rib (support resembling the rib of an animal)

rider plate (a horizontal beam (or plate) connected to the top of a ship's vertical keel or to the keelson)

Holonyms ("hull" is a part of...):

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)


HULL (verb)


Sense 1hull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove the hulls from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

hull the berries

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

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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