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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 ?
Don't you preach, parson, but put on your boots and come out for a tramp, instead of mulling over the fire like a granny.
Hundreds of years ago, brewers started mulling ale in part because it tasted good but often to mask the pungent natural flavor of the ale.
I find wines from Chile, Portugal, Spain and Hungary are best with their deep fruit flavour - perfect for mulling.
Although the label isn't completely clear on what the drink contains, the mix of ginger wine and mulling spices is delicious--if just a touch too sweet--and it's a very reasonable price at [pounds sterling]4.
PESHAWAR, September 17, 2009 (Frontier Star): Government is mulling to relax ongoing operation Rah-e-Rast against militants in Swat and operation Rah-e-Nijat in FATA on the eve of Eid and curfew has been lifted in Batkhela.
A molding sand system with the greatest optimized mulling efficiency" cannot make up for a dehydrated bonding mechanism.
This council is mulling over the death penalty instead of doing the job we hired them to do.
Rovtar says, "To accentuate the flavors in David's Central Coast or Estate Syrah, I'd make a basic brine of water, salt, and brown sugar, then add a packet of mulling spices right off the grocery shelf.
Teaming with BPM, Donsco executed a sequential evaluation of its entire green sand system to address the primary variables: materials, sand mulling, sand flow, sand temperature, equipment performance and resultant green sand properties.
The practice of mulling, or simmering spirits with spices and citrusrinds, can be traced back to 54 BC Rome when wine making included the addition of salt, water, myrtle, juniper, or honey rose petal s, and citron; further spiced with wormwood (Kiple & Ornelas 1218).
As we continue to grow our organization, TeleComputing's service scales up to meet our requirements with predictable monthly costs,&uot; said Emory Mulling, President of The Mulling Group, Inc.