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An island of western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides. It is separated from the mainland on the northeast by the Sound of Mull.
tr.v. mulled, mull·ing, mulls
To heat and spice (wine, for example).
v. mulled, mull·ing, mulls
To think about extensively; ponder.
To ruminate; ponder: mull over a plan.
[Probably Middle English mollen, mullen, to moisten, crumble; see moil.]
A soft thin muslin used in dresses and for trimmings.
[Short for mulmull, from Hindi malmal.]
(often foll by: over) to study or ponder
[C19: probably from muddle]
(Brewing) (tr) to heat (wine, ale, etc) with sugar and spices to make a hot drink
[C17: of unknown origin]
(Textiles) a light muslin fabric of soft texture
[C18: earlier mulmull, from Hindi malmal]
(Physical Geography) a layer of nonacidic humus formed in well drained and aerated soils. Compare mor
[C20: from Danish muld; see mould3]
(Physical Geography) Scot a promontory
[C14: related to Gaelic maol, Icelandic múli]
(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)
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]
to heat, sweeten, and flavor (ale or wine) with spices.
[1610–20; orig. uncertain]
a soft, thin, plain-weave fabric, often of cotton or silk, dyed in pastel shades.
[1790–1800; earlier mulmul < Hindi malmal]
an island in the Hebrides, in W Scotland. 3185; ab. 351 sq. mi. (910 sq. km).
Past participle: mulled
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|Noun||1.||mull - a term used in Scottish names of promontories; "the Mull of Kintyre"|
|2.||Mull - an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides|
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
|Verb||1.||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"|
meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate
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"
|2.||mull - heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink; "mulled cider"|
To think or think about carefully and at length:
chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, muse, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh.
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