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Synonyms for shell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shell(noun)

    ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  2. shell(noun)

    the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(noun)

    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

    Synonyms:
    casing, cuticle, racing shell, eggshell, case, epidermis, buckler, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  4. shell(noun)

    the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  5. shell, eggshell(noun)

    the exterior covering of a bird's egg

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  6. shell(noun)

    a rigid covering that envelops an object

    "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  7. shell, racing shell(noun)

    a very light narrow racing boat

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  8. shell, case, casing(noun)

    the housing or outer covering of something

    "the clock has a walnut case"

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, type, font, instance, pillow slip, case, eccentric, scale, guinea pig, event, fount, plate, casing, character, pillowcase, subject, example, cause, racing shell, causa, slip, compositor's case, caseful, grammatical case, eggshell, face, showcase, carapace, vitrine, display case, shield, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, lawsuit, suit

  9. plate, scale, shell(noun)

    a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

    Synonyms:
    scale leaf, scurf, cuticle, ordered series, exfoliation, graduated table, weighing machine, home base, case, racing shell, plateful, carapace, scale of measurement, dental plate, home, crustal plate, home plate, shield, musical scale, eggshell, denture, scale, casing, photographic plate, plate, collection plate

  10. shell(verb)

    the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, racing shell, casing, case, eggshell, carapace, shield, scale, plate

  11. blast, shell(verb)

    use explosives on

    "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, shoot, knock down, beat, crush, crucify, blare, pillory, husk, nail, savage, trounce, boom, beat out, blast, smash

  12. blast, shell(verb)

    create by using explosives

    "blast a passage through the mountain"

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, shoot, knock down, beat, crush, crucify, blare, pillory, husk, nail, savage, trounce, boom, beat out, blast, smash

  13. shell(verb)

    fall out of the pod or husk

    "The corn shelled"

    Synonyms:
    beat, vanquish, crush, trounce, husk, beat out, blast

  14. shell(verb)

    hit the pitches of hard and regularly

    "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

    Synonyms:
    beat, vanquish, crush, trounce, husk, beat out, blast

  15. shell(verb)

    look for and collect shells by the seashore

    Synonyms:
    beat, vanquish, crush, trounce, husk, beat out, blast

  16. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish(verb)

    come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

    "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

    Synonyms:
    tucker out, reproof, wash up, chide, thump out, mystify, pound, tap out, lash, mash, call on the carpet, ticktack, reprimand, pulsate, amaze, thump, flog, smash, stick, beat up, beat, trounce, outfox, thrum, husk, jam, slash, berate, lecture, strap, dumbfound, stupefy, exhaust, overreach, flap, rag, crush, blast, oppress, outwit, bewilder, dress down, squelch, squeeze, scramble, remonstrate, flummox, vanquish, get, perplex, whip, outsmart, baffle, jaw, rebuke, pose, vex, call down, suppress, lambast, circumvent, work over, chew up, bunk, gravel, drum, squash, chew out, take to task, welt, break down, puzzle, lather, bawl out, quiver, tucker, lambaste, demolish, ticktock, beat out, have words, scold, tick, nonplus

  17. shell(verb)

    remove from its shell or outer covering

    "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

    Synonyms:
    beat, vanquish, crush, trounce, husk, beat out, blast

  18. husk, shell(verb)

    remove the husks from

    "husk corn"

    Synonyms:
    beat out, beat, blast, trounce, crush, vanquish, husk

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    case, capsule, outer covering

  2. shell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bomb, hollow ball

  3. shell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    frame-work

  4. shell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lyre, stringed instrument

  5. shell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take out of the shell, strip the shell from, hull

  6. shell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bombard

  7. shell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    exfoliate, fall off, peel off, shell off

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How to use shell in a sentence?

  1. Verizon RISK Team:

    We then honed in on the network traffic surrounding the CMS managing shipping routes, we discovered that a malicious web shell had been uploaded onto the server.

  2. Ernest Rutheford:

    It was the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me in my life. It was as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.

  3. Shell France:

    The transaction is consistent with Shell's strategy to concentrate its downstream footprint on a smaller number of assets and markets where it can be most competitive, and is part of an ongoing exit from the LPG business globally.

  4. Arwa Mohammed:

    It's been one shell after the other since the morning, we are feeling the house is going to collapse over our head.

  5. Carolyn Maloney:

    It is important to remember that for individuals and companies that have been blacklisted by the U.S. government, anonymous shell companies are one of the only ways for them to effectively move their money around the world - money that is often associated with corruption, drug trafficking, and even terrorist activity.


Translations for shell

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  • صدفةArabic
  • conquilla, consola, clovella, terminal, closca, conxa, bucCatalan, Valencian
  • patrona, ulita, kostra, skořápka, krovka, válec, slupka, stín, šrapnel, krunýř, rezonátor, hlubotiskový, opláštění, lusk, nábojniceCzech
  • shellDanish
  • Eierschale, Schale, Granate, Hülle, Hülse, ShellGerman
  • όστρακο, κέλυφος, κάψα, τύμπανο, κάλυκας, οβίδα, τερματικόGreek
  • ŝelo, konko, karapacoEsperanto
  • concha, cáscara, casquete, terminal, vaina, caparazón, descascarar, desvainar, bombardearSpanish
  • koda, koor, kaun, granaat, kilp, munakoor, karp, kestEstonian
  • صدف, لاک, پوکه, پوستهPersian
  • ammus, kilpi, runko, laidoitus, kuori, kranaatti, komentorivi, varjo, palko, panssari, hylsy, pesä, komentotulkki, kuoriyhtiö, munankuori, törsätä, kuoriutua, pommittaa, kuoriaFinnish
  • skelFaroese
  • coquillage, coquille, cosse, obus, interpréteur de commandes, carapace, douille, coque, carcasse, couche, squelette, décortiquerFrench
  • sliogánIrish
  • cochallScottish Gaelic
  • bleaystManx
  • खोलHindi
  • héj, kagyló, tojáshéj, teknőHungarian
  • պատյան, կճեպ, արկ, խեցիArmenian
  • kulit, tempurung, kerang, cangkang, selongsong, sisik, sayap kerasIndonesian
  • skelIcelandic
  • camicetta, guscio, carapace, placca, mallo, placca ossea, drusa, bossolo, blusa, top, conchiglia, esoscheletro, baccello, geode, granata, ogiva, bombardare, sborsare, sgranare, sgusciareItalian
  • 莢, 殻, 甲羅, 空洞, シェル, 胴, 船体, 卵殻, 籾, 籾殻, 砲弾, 薬莢, 貝殻, 鞘翅, 剥く, 砲撃, 支払うJapanese
  • ნიჟარა, ნაჭუჭიGeorgian
  • SchuelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pāpapa, anga, matā, kota, kōwhā, miriMāori
  • petalaMalay
  • schaal, eierschaal, shell, omhulsel, obus, lier, gebruikersomgeving, schulp, schelp, pellen, kraken, doppen, bombarderen, schillenDutch
  • atsʼaʼNavajo, Navaho
  • powłoka, powłoka walencyjnaPolish
  • casca, vagem, concha, cartuchoPortuguese
  • hephq'ayQuechua
  • cochilie, scoică, carapaceRomanian
  • скорлупа, панцирь, боб, стручок, снаряд, раковина, гильза, оболочка, ракушкаRussian
  • skálžuNorthern Sami
  • шко̑љка, škȏljkaSerbo-Croatian
  • oklep, strok, školjka, lupina, luščinaSlovene
  • skal, shell, kommandotolk, äggskal, skalbolag, fjäll, plåt, tolk, bomba, beskjuta, skala, bombardera, ömsaSwedish
  • กระดองThai
  • kabukTurkish
  • vỏVietnamese
  • 貝殼Chinese

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