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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 ?
It is a German conceit, that the vertebrae are absolutely undeveloped skulls.
The Wieroo raised his wings in a very human shrug and waved his bony claws toward the human skulls supporting the ceiling.
Strapped on either breast were human skulls and depending from these a number of dried human hands.
THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES AND COFFINS AND SKULLS.
Casting a stealthy glance around, ere Peg withdrew the light, I was relieved to see that there were no skulls in sight.
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.
They were a taller people, too, with better-shaped skulls and more intelligent faces.
Then, this young gentleman, going to a little cupboard, returned with a thigh-bone, which in former times must have been part and parcel of some individual at least as long as himself, and placed the same in the hands of Mr Tappertit; who, receiving it as a sceptre and staff of authority, cocked his three-cornered hat fiercely on the top of his head, and mounted a large table, whereon a chair of state, cheerfully ornamented with a couple of skulls, was placed ready for his reception.
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
As Owen has remarked, the benefit derived from the yielding of the separate pieces in the act of parturition of mammals, will by no means explain the same construction in the skulls of birds.
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.