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shell

noun

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  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, 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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