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MULL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mull mean? 

MULL (noun)
  The noun MULL has 2 senses:

1. a term used in Scottish names of promontories
2. an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides

  Familiarity information: MULL used as a noun is rare.


MULL (verb)
  The verb MULL has 2 senses:

1. reflect deeply on a subject
2. heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink

  Familiarity information: MULL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MULL (noun)


Sense 1mull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A term used in Scottish names of promontories

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

the Mull of Kintyre

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

foreland; head; headland; promontory (a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea))


Sense 2Mull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

island (a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water)

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

Inner Hebrides (islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland)


MULL (verb)


Sense 1mull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reflect deeply on a subject

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

think over; ponder; muse; mull over; mull; meditate; chew over; excogitate; ruminate; reflect; speculate; contemplate

Context examples:

I mulled over the events of the afternoon / philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years / The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

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

premeditate (think or reflect beforehand or in advance)

theologise; theologize (make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects)

introspect (reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings)

bethink (consider or ponder something carefully)

cogitate (consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind)

question; wonder (place in doubt or express doubtful speculation)

puzzle (be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide)

consider; study (give careful consideration to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2mull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

mulled cider

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

dulcify; dulcorate; edulcorate; sweeten (make sweeter in taste)

Sentence frames:

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


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