Associations to the word «Hull»


HULL, noun. The outer covering of a fruit or seed
HULL, verb. To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
HULL, noun. The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
HULL, noun. (math) The smallest set, geometric shape, or algebraic entity having a particular property (such as convexity) that contains a specified set, shape, or algebraic entity. Thus, for example, the orthogonal convex hull of an orthogonal polygon is the smallest orthogonally convex polygon that encloses the original polygon.
HULL, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) (nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
HULL, verb. (transitive) To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
HULL, proper noun. Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).
HULL BREACH, noun. (phrase) The breaking or puncturing of a ship's surface.
HULL SPLASH, noun. (nautical) The reverse-engineering technique of copying the hull of a boat by making a cast of it.

Dictionary definition

HULL, noun. Dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut.
HULL, noun. Persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry.
HULL, noun. United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843).
HULL, noun. United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955).
HULL, noun. A large fishing port in northeastern England.
HULL, noun. The frame or body of ship.
HULL, verb. Remove the hulls from; "hull the berries".

Wise words

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Alexander Pope