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See also: Mull, Müll, and müll

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to mill (to grind).

VerbEdit

mull (third-person singular simple present mulls, present participle mulling, simple past and past participle mulled)

  1. To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; usually with over.
    to mull a thought or a problem
    he paused to mull over his various options before making a decision
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      It was the germ of a thought, which, however, was destined to mull around in his conscious and subconscious mind until it resulted in magnificent achievement.
  2. To powder; to pulverize.
  3. To chop marijuana so that it becomes a smokable form.
  4. To heat and spice something, such as wine.
  5. To join two or more individual windows at mullions.
  6. To dull or stupefy.
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NounEdit

mull (countable and uncountable, plural mulls)

  1. A thin, soft muslin.
    • 1916, “Smocking”, in The Dressmaker: A Complete Book on All Matters Connected with Sewing and Dressmaking [], 2nd revised and enlarged edition, New York, N.Y.; London: The Butterick Publishing Company, OCLC 2883294, page 29:
      Smocking done in colors on fine white batiste, silk mull, or nainsook makes pretty guimpes and dresses for children and very smart blouses for women.
  2. (uncountable) Marijuana that has been chopped to prepare it for smoking.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  3. A stew of meat, broth, milk, butter, vegetables, and seasonings, thickened with soda crackers.
  4. The gauze used in bookbinding to adhere a text block to a book's cover.
  5. An inferior kind of madder prepared from the smaller roots or the peelings and refuse of the larger.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mull (plural mulls)

  1. (Scotland) A promontory.
    the Mull of Kintyre
  2. A snuffbox made of the small end of a horn.

Etymology 3Edit

Probably related to mould.

NounEdit

mull (uncountable)

  1. dirt; rubbish
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gower to this entry?)

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

mull (plural mulls)

  1. headland

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bak (rear) +‎ säte (seat) +‎ dörr (door), used since 1911.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mull c

  1. mould, earth, soil
    Synonym: mylla
  2. dust

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mull 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mull mullen
Genitive mulls mullens

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