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1. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun.

Synonyms

  • ammunition
  • tank shell
  • whizbang
  • shrapnel
  • shotgun shell
  • ammo
  • artillery shell
  • whizbang shell

Antonyms

  • wife
  • husband
  • inflexibility
  • refresh

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shell

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
  • montiel
  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

Sentences with shell


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut along the back of the shell until you reach the tail.

2. Verb, base form
You'll have to shell out

Quotes about shell


1. It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

2. Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
- Bill Copeland

3. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
- Kahlil Gibran

2. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals.

Synonyms

  • cuticle
  • carapace
  • nacre
  • shield
  • mother-of-pearl

Antonyms

  • good
  • goodness
  • unfreeze
  • unblock

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles.

Synonyms

  • mollusc
  • cuticula
  • cuticle
  • carapace
  • shellfish
  • mollusk
  • turtle
  • shield
  • arthropod

Antonyms

  • praise
  • square shooter
  • undercharge
  • louden

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shell

verb. ['ˈʃɛl'] use explosives on.

Synonyms

  • bombard
  • blast
  • crump

Antonyms

  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • uncrate
  • unbox

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. shell

verb. ['ˈʃɛl'] create by using explosives.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • create

Antonyms

  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. shell

verb. ['ˈʃɛl'] hit the pitches of hard and regularly.

Antonyms

  • juvenile

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. shell

verb. ['ˈʃɛl'] fall out of the pod or husk.

Antonyms

  • dock

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners).

Synonyms

  • scale
  • shell plating
  • plate armour
  • shoe
  • plate
  • horseshoe
  • armor plating
  • shield
  • armor plate
  • armour plate

Antonyms

  • success
  • beginning
  • victory
  • unscrew

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] a rigid covering that envelops an object.

Synonyms

  • covering
  • natural covering

Antonyms

  • fail
  • fall back
  • defeat

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. shell

noun. ['ˈʃɛl'] the exterior covering of a bird's egg.

Synonyms

  • natural covering
  • cover
  • eggs
  • eggshell
  • covering

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • get worse
  • worsen
  • keep down

Etymology

  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))
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