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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 of shell armor, capsule, casing, cocoon, cover, covering, encasement, housing, hull, husk, jacket, pod, sheath, caseWords Related to shell 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 of shell architecture, armature, cadre, configuration, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, frame, skeleton, structureWords Related to shell 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 of shell face, outside, exterior, skin, surface, veneerWords Related to shell facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, showAntonyms of shell inside, interior


shell

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shell

  1. 1 to remove the natural covering of shelling peanuts Synonyms of shell bark, flay, hull, husk, peel, shuck, skinWords Related to shell bare, denude, expose, scale, strip; pare

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



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