shell

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

shell

noun

Definition of SHELL

1
something that encloses another thing especially to protect it <eating oysters straight out of their shells>
2
the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form <workers at the shipyard have thus far erected the shell of the ship>
3
an outer part or layer <the shell of the building is all glass, making it conspicuous on a street with mostly limestone facades>
Related Words facade (also fa├žade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, show
Antonyms inside, interior

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up shell[noun]? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More