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shell

 (shĕl)
n.
1.
a. The usually hard outer covering that encases certain organisms, such as insects, turtles, and most mollusks.
b. A similar outer covering on a nut or seed.
c. A similar outer covering on certain eggs, such as those of birds and reptiles; an eggshell.
d. The material that constitutes such a covering.
2. Something resembling or having the form of a shell, especially:
a. An external, usually hard, protective or enclosing case or cover.
b. A framework or exterior, as of a building.
c. A thin layer of pastry.
d. The external part of the ear.
3. Nautical
a. The hull of a ship.
b. A light, long, narrow racing boat propelled by rowers.
4. A small glass for beer.
5.
a. An artillery projectile containing an explosive charge.
b. A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
6. An attitude or a manner adopted to mask one's true feelings or to protect one from perceived or real danger: Embarrassed, she withdrew into a shell.
7. Physics
a. A set of electron orbitals having nearly the same energy and sharing the same first quantum number.
b. Any of the stable states of other particles or collections of particles (such as the nucleons in an atomic nucleus) at a given energy or small range of energies.
8.
a. A usually sleeveless and collarless, typically knit blouse.
b. A thin, usually waterproof or windproof outer garment for the upper body.
9. Computers A program that works with the operating system as a command processor, used to enter commands and initiate their execution.
10. A company or corporation created by a second company or corporation for the purposes of facilitating a particular transaction, especially one that is intended to be concealed.
v. shelled, shell·ing, shells
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove the shell of; shuck: shell oysters.
b. To remove from a shell: shell peas.
2. To separate the kernels of (corn) from the cob.
3. To fire shells at; bombard.
4.
a. To defeat decisively.
b. Baseball To hit the pitches of (a pitcher) hard and with regularity: shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning.
v.intr.
1. To shed or become free of a shell.
2. To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore: spent the day shelling on Cape Cod.
Phrasal Verb:
shell out Informal
To hand over; pay: had to shell out $500 in car repairs.

[Middle English, from Old English scell; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

shell adj.
shell′er n.

shell out

vb
(adverb) informal to pay out or hand over (money)
[C19: from shell (in the sense: to remove from a pod or (figuratively) a purse)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shell out - administer or bestow, as in small portionsshell out - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallot - allot again; "They were realloted additional farm land"
deal - distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

shell out

verb
Informal. To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up).
Translations
vyklopit
leszurkol
punga út
sökülmek

w>shell out

(inf)
vt sepblechen (inf)
vi to shell out for somethingfür etw blechen (inf)

shell

(ʃel) noun
1. the hard outer covering of a shellfish, egg, nut etc. an eggshell; A tortoise can pull its head and legs under its shell.
2. an outer covering or framework. After the fire, all that was left was the burned-out shell of the building.
3. a metal case filled with explosives and fired from a gun etc. A shell exploded right beside him.
verb
1. to remove from its shell or pod. You have to shell peas before eating them.
2. to fire explosive shells at. The army shelled the enemy mercilessly.
ˈshellfishplural ˈshellfish noun
any of several kinds of sea animal covered with a shell (eg oyster, crab).
come out of one's shell
to become more confident and less shy.
shell out
to pay out (money). I had to shell out twenty dollars.
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