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