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Synonyms for shell

Synonyms for (noun) shell

Synonyms: carapace, shell, shield, cuticle Definition: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

Similar words: scute Definition: large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake

Synonyms: shell Definition: the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms: plate, scale, shell Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Similar words: shield Definition: a protective covering or structure

Synonyms: shell Definition: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

Similar words: ammo, ammunition Definition: projectiles to be fired from a gun

Synonyms: shell, case, casing Definition: the housing or outer covering of something Usage: the clock has a walnut case

Similar words: housing Definition: a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

Synonyms: shell, racing shell Definition: a very light narrow racing boat

Similar words: racing boat Definition: a boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing

Synonyms: shell Definition: a rigid covering that envelops an object Usage: the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms: shell, eggshell Definition: the exterior covering of a bird's egg

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms: shell Definition: the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

Similar words: hull Definition: dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

Synonyms: shell Definition: the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Similar words: animal material Definition: material derived from animals

Synonyms for (verb) shell

Synonyms: shell, husk Definition: remove the husks from Usage: husk corn

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: shell Definition: remove from its shell or outer covering Usage: shell the legumes; shell mussels

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of Definition: win a victory over Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

Synonyms: shell, blast Definition: use explosives on Usage: The enemy has been shelling us all day

Similar words: bomb, bombard Definition: throw bombs at or attack with bombs Usage: The Americans bombed Dresden

Synonyms: shell Definition: look for and collect shells by the seashore

Similar words: gather Definition: look for (food) in nature Usage: Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall

Synonyms: shell Definition: hit the pitches of hard and regularly Usage: He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning

Similar words: hit Definition: cause to move by striking Usage: hit a ball

Synonyms: shell Definition: fall out of the pod or husk Usage: The corn shelled

Similar words: emerge Definition: come out into view, as from concealment Usage: Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office

Synonyms: blast, shell Definition: create by using explosives Usage: blast a passage through the mountain

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor