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All 4 letters words made out of hull

hull uhll hlul lhul ulhl luhl hull uhll hlul lhul ulhl luhl hllu lhlu hllu lhlu llhu llhu ullh lulh ullh lulh lluh lluh

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Definitions and meaning of hull



  • IPA(key): /hʌl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌl

Etymology 1

From Middle English hul, hulle, holle (seed covering, hull of a ship), from Old English hulu (seed covering), from Proto-Germanic *hul- (compare Dutch hul (hood), German Hülle, Hülse (cover, veil)), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, hide); or possibly 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).


hull (plural hulls)

  1. The outer covering of a fruit or seed.
  2. Any covering.
  • (outer covering of fruit or seed): peel, husk, shell
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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.
  • (to remove hull of a fruit or seed): peel, husk, shell, shuck

Etymology 2

From Middle English holle, hoole (hull, hold of a ship, ship), of uncertain origin. Possibly a variant and special use of Etymology 1 above, conformed to hull. Alternatively, a variant of Middle English hole, hoole, holle (hiding place, lair, den, shelter, compartment, literally hole, hollow), related to Middle Dutch and Dutch hol (hole, ship's cargo hold). More at hole.


hull (plural hulls)

  1. The body or frame of a vessel, such as a ship or plane.
    • 1667, John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis, Quatrain 60, 1808, The Works of John Dryden, Volume 9, page 115,
      Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light, / And through the yielding planks a passage find.
  2. (mathematics, geometry, of a set A) The smallest set that possesses a particular property (such as convexity) and contains every point of A; slightly more formally, the intersection of all sets which possess the specified property and of which A is a subset.
    holomorphically convex hull; affine hull; injective hull
  • (frame of a vessel): fuselage (of a winged aircraft)
  • (smallest set containing a given set of points): span
Derived terms
  • affine hull
  • convex hull
  • invective hull


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.
    • c. 1612, William Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Act II, Scene 4,[1]
      [] Thus hulling in
      The wild sea of my conscience, I did steer
      Toward this remedy, whereupon we are
      Now present here together:
    • 1716, Thomas Browne, Christian Morals, 2nd edition edited by Samuel Johnson, London: J. Payne, 1756, Part I, p. 8,[2]
      In this virtuous voyage of life hull not about like the ark, without the use of rudder, mast, or sail, and bound for no port.
  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 []



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


hull (genitive hullu, partitive hullu)

  1. crazy, mad



Alternative forms

  • hullik


  • IPA(key): [ˈhulː]
  • Rhymes: -ulː



  1. (intransitive) to fall
  2. (intransitive, of tears) to flow
  3. (intransitive, of hair) to fall out
  4. (intransitive) to die (in large quantities)



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Further reading

  • hull in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hól

Alternative forms

  • hol


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

  1. a hole
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Etymology 2



  1. imperative of hulle

See also

  • hòl (Nynorsk)


  • “hull” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

  • to separate the shell from the seed.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)