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Mull

 (mŭl)
An island of western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides. It is separated from the mainland on the northeast by the Sound of Mull.

mull 1

 (mŭl)
tr.v. mulled, mull·ing, mulls
To heat and spice (wine, for example).

[Origin unknown.]

mull 2

 (mŭl)
v. mulled, mull·ing, mulls
v.tr.
To think about extensively; ponder.
v.intr.
To ruminate; ponder: mull over a plan.

[Probably Middle English mollen, mullen, to moisten, crumble; see moil.]

mull 3

 (mŭl)
n.
A soft thin muslin used in dresses and for trimmings.

[Short for mulmull, from Hindi malmal.]

mull

(mʌl)
vb
(often foll by: over) to study or ponder
[C19: probably from muddle]

mull

(mʌl)
vb
(Brewing) (tr) to heat (wine, ale, etc) with sugar and spices to make a hot drink
[C17: of unknown origin]
ˈmulled adj

mull

(mʌl)
n
(Textiles) a light muslin fabric of soft texture
[C18: earlier mulmull, from Hindi malmal]

mull

(mʌl)
n
(Physical Geography) a layer of nonacidic humus formed in well drained and aerated soils. Compare mor
[C20: from Danish muld; see mould3]

mull

(mʌl)
n
(Physical Geography) Scot a promontory
[C14: related to Gaelic maol, Icelandic múli]

Mull

(mʌl)
n
(Placename) a mountainous island off the west coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Mull. Chief town: Tobermory. Pop: 2667 (2001). Area: 909 sq km (351 sq miles)

mull1

(mʌl)

v.t.
1. to think about carefully; consider (often fol. by over).
v.i.
2. to ruminate; ponder.
[1815–25; perhaps identical with dial. mull to crumble, pulverize]

mull2

(mʌl)

v.t.
to heat, sweeten, and flavor (ale or wine) with spices.
[1610–20; orig. uncertain]

mull3

(mʌl)

n.
a soft, thin, plain-weave fabric, often of cotton or silk, dyed in pastel shades.
[1790–1800; earlier mulmul < Hindi malmal]

Mull

(mʌl)

n.
an island in the Hebrides, in W Scotland. 3185; ab. 351 sq. mi. (910 sq. km).

mull


Past participle: mulled
Gerund: mulling

Imperative
mull
mull
Present
I mull
you mull
he/she/it mulls
we mull
you mull
they mull
Preterite
I mulled
you mulled
he/she/it mulled
we mulled
you mulled
they mulled
Present Continuous
I am mulling
you are mulling
he/she/it is mulling
we are mulling
you are mulling
they are mulling
Present Perfect
I have mulled
you have mulled
he/she/it has mulled
we have mulled
you have mulled
they have mulled
Past Continuous
I was mulling
you were mulling
he/she/it was mulling
we were mulling
you were mulling
they were mulling
Past Perfect
I had mulled
you had mulled
he/she/it had mulled
we had mulled
you had mulled
they had mulled
Future
I will mull
you will mull
he/she/it will mull
we will mull
you will mull
they will mull
Future Perfect
I will have mulled
you will have mulled
he/she/it will have mulled
we will have mulled
you will have mulled
they will have mulled
Future Continuous
I will be mulling
you will be mulling
he/she/it will be mulling
we will be mulling
you will be mulling
they will be mulling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mulling
you have been mulling
he/she/it has been mulling
we have been mulling
you have been mulling
they have been mulling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mulling
you will have been mulling
he/she/it will have been mulling
we will have been mulling
you will have been mulling
they will have been mulling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mulling
you had been mulling
he/she/it had been mulling
we had been mulling
you had been mulling
they had been mulling
Conditional
I would mull
you would mull
he/she/it would mull
we would mull
you would mull
they would mull
Past Conditional
I would have mulled
you would have mulled
he/she/it would have mulled
we would have mulled
you would have mulled
they would have mulled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mull - a term used in Scottish names of promontories; "the Mull of Kintyre"
foreland, headland, promontory, head - a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
2.Mull - an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
Verb1.mull - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
theologise, theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect - reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
wonder, question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
2.mull - heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink; "mulled cider"
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten - make sweeter in taste

mull

verb
Translations
maustaa ja kuumentaamiettiäpohtia

mull

[mʌl] VTcalentar con especias
mulled wineponche m
mull over VT + ADVreflexionar sobre, meditar

mull

[ˈmʌl] vt [+ wine] → chauffer et épicer
mull over
vt sep [+ idea, problem] → réfléchir à, ruminer

mull

vt mit Zucker und Gewürzen ansetzen und erhitzen to mull wineGlühwein zubereiten

mull

[mʌl] vt (wine) → scaldare con aromi e zucchero
mull over vt + advrimuginare
References in classic literature ?
Then, before I could collect my scattered senses, he added equally quietly, but with an air of regularizing things: "My friend here is Doctor Mull, the Duke's librarian.
No," replied Dr Mull quite simply; "and yet that is just what I mean by saying you are unjust to him after all.
I opened my mouth to speak, but Mull went on in oblivion of me, speaking out of the cavern of his hands.
But Mull swears it is the solemn fact that the lawyer, after shaking his knotted fists in the air for an instant, simply ran from the room and never reappeared in the countryside; and since then Exmoor has been feared more for a warlock than even for a landlord and a magistrate.
Now Dr Mull told his story with rather wild theatrical gestures, and with a passion I think at least partisan.
Father Brown," he said, "Doctor Mull informs me that you have come here to make a request.
I was awakened by a cry from Mull, who was also by this time at the Duke's side.
It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire; how little it is biased by the texture of their muslin, and how unsusceptible of peculiar tenderness towards the spotted, the sprigged, the mull, or the jackonet.
It was the germ of a thought, which, however, was destined to mull around in his conscious and subconscious mind until it resulted in magnificent achievement.
Now to get from there to the Linnhe Loch, the straight course was through the narrows of the Sound of Mull.
A RALLY driver has been seriously injured and his co-driver killed after a crash on the Isle of Mull.
The Obama Administration is planning to name Stephen Mull, the outgoing US ambassador to Poland, to oversee the execution of the Iran nuclear deal.