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skull

 (skŭl)
n.
1. The bony or cartilaginous framework that encloses and protects the brain and sense organs of all vertebrates and of one group of nonvertebrates (the hagfishes); cranium.
2. Informal The head, regarded as the seat of thought or intelligence: Use your skull and solve the problem.
3. A death's-head.

[Middle English sculle, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

skull

(skʌl)
n
1. (Anatomy) the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates. See cranium
2. often derogatory the head regarded as the mind or intelligence: to have a dense skull.
3. (Heraldry) a picture of a skull used to represent death or danger
[C13: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse skoltr, Norwegian skult, Swedish dialect skulle]

skull

(skʌl)

n.
1. the bony or cartilaginous framework of the vertebrate head, enclosing the brain and sense organs and including the jaws.
2. the head as the center of comprehension; mind.
[1175–1225; Middle English scolle < Old Norse skalli]
skull′-less, adj.
skull′-like`, adj.

skull

(skŭl)
The part of the skeleton that forms the framework of the head, consisting of the bones that protect the brain and the bones of the face. See more at skeleton.

Skull

 a school or shoal of fish.

skull

Twenty-two bones forming the frame of the head. All interlock rigidly except the hinged lower jawbone (mandible).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebratesskull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
os sphenoidale, sphenoid, sphenoid bone - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
cranial orbit, eye socket, orbital cavity, orbit - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
endocranium - membrane lining the inside of the skull
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
vomer - thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum

skull

noun
Related words
technical name cranium
adjective cranial
Translations
جُمْجُمَةجُمْجُمَه
lebka
hovedskalkranium
kranio
koljukolppealuu
pääkallokallo
lubanja
koponya
hauskúpahöfuðkúpa
頭蓋骨頭骨
두개골
kaukolė
galvaskauss
craniu
lebka
lobanja
lobanja
skalle
กระโหลกศรีษะ
sọ

skull

[skʌl] Ncalavera f (Med) → cráneo m
skull and crossbones (= flag) → la bandera pirata
I can't get it into his (thick) skull thatno hay quien le meta en la cabeza que ...

skull

[ˈskʌl] ncrâne mskull and crossbones ntête m de mortskull cap skullcap [ˈskʌlkæp] ncalotte f

skull

nSchädel m; I couldn’t get it into his thick skull (inf)das wollte einfach nicht in seinen Schädel (inf); skull and crossbonesTotenkopf m

skull

[skʌl] n (of live person) → cranio; (of dead person) → teschio (fam) (head) → testa, testona
skull and crossbones (danger warning) → teschio (flag) → bandiera dei pirati

skull

(skal) noun
the bony case that encloses the brain. He's fractured his skull.

skull

جُمْجُمَة lebka kranium Schädel κρανίο cráneo pääkallo crâne lubanja teschio 頭蓋骨 두개골 schedel hodeskalle czaszka crânio череп skalle กระโหลกศรีษะ kafatası sọ 头骨

skull

n. cráneo; calavera, estructura ósea de la cabeza;
base of the ___base del ___;
___ fracturesfracturas del ___.

skull

n cráneo
References in classic literature ?
In the full-grown creature the skull will measure at least twenty feet in length.
A striking feature of the decorations consisted of several engaged columns set into the walls at no regular intervals, the capitals of each supporting a human skull the cranium of which touched the ceiling, as though the latter was supported by these grim reminders either of departed relatives or of some hideous tribal rite--Bradley could not but wonder which.
I said, after contemplating it for some minutes, "this is a strange scarabæus, I must confess: new to me: never saw anything like it before - unless it was a skull, or a death's-head - which it more nearly resembles than anything else that has come under my observation.
Some of the brethren might get hold of the wrong leg, in the confusion, and the wrong skull, and find themselves limping, and looking through eyes that were wider apart or closer together than they were used to.
As he stooped to place my food upon the ground I swung the chain above my head and crashed the links with all my strength upon his skull.
A dog, with only three legs, lay behind the stove; a crow sat on a roost above our heads, in company with a matronly old hen; and on the clock shelf were a stuffed monkey and a grinning skull.
I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development.
Molly pursued her victory, and catching up a skull which lay on the side of the grave, discharged it with such fury, that having hit a taylor on the head, the two skulls sent equally forth a hollow sound at their meeting, and the taylor took presently measure of his length on the ground, where the skulls lay side by side, and it was doubtful which was the more valuable of the two.
Pierre Carrier was very dark; this skull was his, and this felt hat.
Closely I examined the ghastly remains fearful each instant that I should find the dainty skull that would shatter my happiness for life; but though I searched diligently, picking up every one of the twenty-odd skulls, I found none that was the skull of a creature but slightly removed from the ape.
Thereupon Mr Tappertit flourished the bone again, and giving the other skull a prodigious rap on the nose, exclaimed
On the ensuing summer, these very individuals visiting these parts in company with others, came suddenly upon the bleached bones and grinning skull of a human skeleton, which, by certain signs they recognized for the remains of Scott.