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cull

 (kŭl)
tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
n.
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.

cull

(kʌl)
vb (tr)
1. to choose or gather the best or required examples
2. (Agriculture) to take out (an animal, esp an inferior one) from a herd
3. (Agriculture) to reduce the size of (a herd or flock) by killing a proportion of its members
4. (Horticulture) to gather (flowers, fruit, etc)
5. to cease to employ; get rid of
n
6. the act or product of culling
7. (Agriculture) an inferior animal taken from a herd or group
[C15: from Old French coillir to pick, from Latin colligere; see collect1]

cull

(kʌl)

v.t.
1. to choose; select; pick.
2. to gather the choice things or parts from.
3. to collect; gather; pluck.
n.
4. something picked out and put aside as inferior.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French cuillir < Latin colligere to gather]
cull′er, n.

Cull

 a selection; those beasts taken out of a herd for a special purpose.
Examples: cull of fat cows, 1858; of sheep, 1880.

cull


Past participle: culled
Gerund: culling

Imperative
cull
cull
Present
I cull
you cull
he/she/it culls
we cull
you cull
they cull
Preterite
I culled
you culled
he/she/it culled
we culled
you culled
they culled
Present Continuous
I am culling
you are culling
he/she/it is culling
we are culling
you are culling
they are culling
Present Perfect
I have culled
you have culled
he/she/it has culled
we have culled
you have culled
they have culled
Past Continuous
I was culling
you were culling
he/she/it was culling
we were culling
you were culling
they were culling
Past Perfect
I had culled
you had culled
he/she/it had culled
we had culled
you had culled
they had culled
Future
I will cull
you will cull
he/she/it will cull
we will cull
you will cull
they will cull
Future Perfect
I will have culled
you will have culled
he/she/it will have culled
we will have culled
you will have culled
they will have culled
Future Continuous
I will be culling
you will be culling
he/she/it will be culling
we will be culling
you will be culling
they will be culling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been culling
you have been culling
he/she/it has been culling
we have been culling
you have been culling
they have been culling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been culling
you will have been culling
he/she/it will have been culling
we will have been culling
you will have been culling
they will have been culling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been culling
you had been culling
he/she/it had been culling
we had been culling
you had been culling
they had been culling
Conditional
I would cull
you would cull
he/she/it would cull
we would cull
you would cull
they would cull
Past Conditional
I would have culled
you would have culled
he/she/it would have culled
we would have culled
you would have culled
they would have culled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cull - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in qualitycull - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
Verb1.cull - remove something that has been rejected; "cull the sick members of the herd"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
2.cull - look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
mushroom - pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
berry - pick or gather berries; "We went berrying in the summer"
cull out, winnow - select desirable parts from a group or list; "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

cull

verb
1. select, collect, gather, amass, choose, pick, pick up, pluck, glean, cherry-pick All this information had been culled from radio reports.
2. slaughter, kill, destroy, butcher, slay, exterminate, thin out The wildlife park is planning to cull 2,000 elephants.

cull

verb
1. To make a choice from a number of alternatives:
choose, elect, opt (for), pick (out), select, single (out).
2. To collect (something) bit by bit:
Translations
قَتْل الحَيوانات الزائِدَهيُجَمِّـعينْتَقي ويَقتُل
mítitprobíratprobírkasbírat
frasorterefrasorteringudrenseudrensning
szed
grisja; velja úr og drepagrisjuntína, safna saman
atrankinis naikinimasatrinkus naikintiparinkti
atlasītatšaušanaatšautizbrāķēšana un nokaušanaizbrāķēt un nokaut
vyhubenie
itlâf etmeköldürmetoplamak

cull

[kʌl]
A. VT (= select) [+ fruit] → entresacar; [+ flowers] → coger; (= kill selectively) [+ deer, seals] → matar selectivamente
B. N [of deer, seals] → matanza f selectiva
seal cullmatanza f selectiva de focas

cull

[ˈkʌl]
vt
[+ animals] (= kill selectively) → procéder à l'abattage sélectif de (= slaughter) → abattre
to cull a flock → procéder à un abattage sélectif pour contrôler un troupeau
(= select) → sélectionner
to cull information from sth → tirer des informations de qch
n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m

cull

n
(= selection)Auswahl f
(= killing of surplus) Erlegen überschüssiger Tierbestände, → Reduktionsabschuss m; cull of sealsRobbenschlag m
(= rejected item)Ausschuss m
vt
(= collect)entnehmen (→ from +dat); legends(zusammen)sammeln (from aus)
(= kill as surplus)(als überschüssig) erlegen; to cull sealsRobbenschlag mbetreiben
(= pick) flowerspflücken

cull

[kʌl]
1. vt (select, fruit) → scegliere; (kill selectively, animals) → selezionare e abbattere
2. nselezione f
seal cull → abbattimento selettivo delle foche

cull

(kal) verb
1. to gather or collect.
2. to select and kill (surplus animals). They are culling the kangaroos.
noun
an act of killing surplus animals.
References in classic literature ?
Micawber to my aunt, 'if you will allow me, ma'am, to cull a figure of speech from the vocabulary of our coarser national sports - floors me.
It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
Sometimes they cut down trees of the largest size and then cull the branches, the bark of which is most to their taste.
You wish to cull from your interesting employer the material for that every-becoming novel of yours.
The more cultivated, in their account of their own experience, cull out the pleasing, poetic circumstance,--the visit to Rome, the man of genius they saw, the brilliant friend They know; still further on perhaps the gorgeous landscape, the mountain lights, the mountain thoughts they enjoyed yesterday,--and so seek to throw a romantic color over their life.
There's Jemmy Oliver, of our regiment, he narrowly escaped being a pimp too, and that would have been a thousand pities; for d--n me if he is not one of the prettiest fellows in the whole world; but he went farther than I with the old cull, for Jimmey can neither write nor read.
It isn't every day that one culls such a volunteered tale on a girl's lips.
George Eustice told the Commons that applications to be involved in the latest cull were received from north Devon and Herefordshire, adding "there are many other interested parties" which can be considered in the future.
But activists insist it has little effect - and are furious the cull is being extended.
Animal welfare campaigners who have opposed the cull welcomed the withdrawal of support for controlled shooting but said the BVA's ongoing support for cage-trapping and shooting - a more expensive option - was "regrettable".
The culls were designed to run for four years and anecdotal evidence from both cull areas suggests they are already helping to reduce bTB incidence in cattle and farms are starting to go clear of the disease.
As a result, a pilot cull of badgers was trialled in a couple of areas last cult to achieve the required cull rate to suffi-ciently reduce badger numbers.