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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hul (seed covering), from Old English hulu (seed covering), from Proto-Germanic *hulus (compare German Hülle, Hülse (cover, veil)), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kal- (hard) (compare Old Irish calad, calath (hard), Latin callus, callum (rough skin), Old Church Slavonic калити (kaliti, to cool, harden)). For the sense development, compare French coque (nutshell; ship's hull), Ancient Greek φάσηλος (phásēlos, bean pod; yacht).

NounEdit

hull (plural hulls)

  1. The outer covering of a fruit or seed
SynonymsEdit
  • (outer covering of fruit or seed): husk, shell
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VerbEdit

hull (third-person singular simple present hulls, present participle hulling, simple past and past participle hulled)

  1. To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
    She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.
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Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.

NounEdit

hull (plural hulls)

  1. The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
    • John Dryden
      Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
  2. (mathematics) The smallest set, geometric shape, or algebraic entity having a particular property (such as convexity) that contains a specified set, shape, or algebraic entity. Thus, for example, the orthogonal convex hull of an orthogonal polygon is the smallest orthogonally convex polygon that encloses the original polygon.
    holomorphically convex hull; affine hull; injective hull
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VerbEdit

hull (third-person singular simple present hulls, present participle hulling, simple past and past participle hulled)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled.
  2. (transitive) To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
    • 1774, George Shelvocke, The Voyage of Captain Shelvock Round the World in David Henry (ed.), An Historical Account of All the Voyages Round the World, Performed by English Navigators, London: F. Newbery, Volume 2, p. 163,[3]
      During this action, we had not a man killed or wounded, although the enemy often hulled us, and once, in particular, a shot coming into one of our ports, dismounted one of our guns between decks []

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *hullu. Cognate to Finnish hullu and Livonian ull.

AdjectiveEdit

hull (genitive hullu, partitive hullu)

  1. crazy, mad

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HungarianEdit

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hull

  1. (intransitive) to fall
    Hull a hó.It's snowing. (Literally: The snow is falling.)
    térdre hullto fall on one's knees
  2. (of tears) to flow
  3. (of hair) to fall out
  4. (intransitive) to die
    Hullanak, mint a legyek.They are dying off like flies.

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or

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hól

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NounEdit

hull n (definite singular hullet, indefinite plural hull or huller, definite plural hulla or hullene)

  1. a hole
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

hull

  1. imperative of hulle

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