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Synonyms for shell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shellnoun

    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. shellnoun

    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, shieldnoun

    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. shellnoun

    the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

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

  5. shell, eggshellnoun

    the exterior covering of a bird's egg

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

  6. shellnoun

    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 shellnoun

    a very light narrow racing boat

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

  8. shell, case, casingnoun

    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, shellnoun

    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. shellverb

    the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

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

  11. blast, shellverb

    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, shellverb

    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. shellverb

    fall out of the pod or husk

    "The corn shelled"

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

  14. shellverb

    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. shellverb

    look for and collect shells by the seashore

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

  16. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishverb

    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. shellverb

    remove from its shell or outer covering

    "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

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

  18. husk, shellverb

    remove the husks from

    "husk corn"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shellnoun

    Synonyms:
    case, capsule, outer covering

  2. shellnoun

    Synonyms:
    bomb, hollow ball

  3. shellnoun

    Synonyms:
    frame-work

  4. shellnoun

    Synonyms:
    lyre, stringed instrument

  5. shellverb

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

  6. shellverb

    Synonyms:
    bombard

  7. shellverb

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

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How to use shell in a sentence?

  1. John McCain:

    I voted for the motion to proceed to allow debate to continue and amendments to be offered. I will not vote for the bill as it is today. It's a shell of a bill right now. We all know that.

  2. Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven:

    And in that line now was a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose, who waited in a place called the Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.

  3. Matthew Beesley:

    With CEO Ben van Beurden loudly espousing the strategic rationale of the deal and the role it can have in foisting change upon Shell, they'll be looking to get it approved by regulators and closed as soon as they can – just in case.

  4. Daniel Purba:

    We've selected Shell because they are the most competitive.

  5. E. B. White:

    Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.

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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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