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shell

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shell

  1. 1 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it <eating oysters straight out of their shells> Synonyms armor, capsule, casing, cocoon, cover, covering, encasement, housing, hull, husk, jacket, pod, sheath, {h,1}caseRelated Words cartridge, cassette (also casette); bark, crust; carapace, house, mail, panoply, plate, plating, shield; cuticle, hide, skin; envelope, package, wrapper; backing, coating, coverture, facing

  2. 2 the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form <workers at the shipyard have thus far erected the shell of the ship> Synonyms architecture, armature, cadre, configuration, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, frame, skeleton, structureRelated Words cage, lattice, network; contour, figure, outline, profile, shape, silhouette; chassis

  3. 3 an outer part or layer <the shell of the building is all glass, making it conspicuous on a street with mostly limestone facades> Synonyms face, outside, exterior, skin, surface, veneerRelated Words facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, showAntonyms inside, interior




shell

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shell

  1. 1 to remove the natural covering of <shelling peanuts> Synonyms bark, flay, hull, husk, peel, shuck, skinRelated Words bare, denude, expose, scale, strip; pare

  2. 2 to use bombs or artillery against <the enemy shelled the city for days without letup> Synonyms batter, blitz, blitzkrieg, bomb, cannonade, bombardRelated Words enfilade; rake, strafe; assail, assault, attack, devastate, hit, pound, ravage, strike




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