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cull

 (kŭl)
tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
n.
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.

cull

(kʌl)
vb (tr)
1. to choose or gather the best or required examples
2. (Agriculture) to take out (an animal, esp an inferior one) from a herd
3. (Agriculture) to reduce the size of (a herd or flock) by killing a proportion of its members
4. (Horticulture) to gather (flowers, fruit, etc)
5. to cease to employ; get rid of
n
6. the act or product of culling
7. (Agriculture) an inferior animal taken from a herd or group
[C15: from Old French coillir to pick, from Latin colligere; see collect1]

cull

(kʌl)

v.t.
1. to choose; select; pick.
2. to gather the choice things or parts from.
3. to collect; gather; pluck.
n.
4. something picked out and put aside as inferior.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French cuillir < Latin colligere to gather]
cull′er, n.

Cull

 a selection; those beasts taken out of a herd for a special purpose.
Examples: cull of fat cows, 1858; of sheep, 1880.

cull


Past participle: culled
Gerund: culling

Imperative
cull
cull
Present
I cull
you cull
he/she/it culls
we cull
you cull
they cull
Preterite
I culled
you culled
he/she/it culled
we culled
you culled
they culled
Present Continuous
I am culling
you are culling
he/she/it is culling
we are culling
you are culling
they are culling
Present Perfect
I have culled
you have culled
he/she/it has culled
we have culled
you have culled
they have culled
Past Continuous
I was culling
you were culling
he/she/it was culling
we were culling
you were culling
they were culling
Past Perfect
I had culled
you had culled
he/she/it had culled
we had culled
you had culled
they had culled
Future
I will cull
you will cull
he/she/it will cull
we will cull
you will cull
they will cull
Future Perfect
I will have culled
you will have culled
he/she/it will have culled
we will have culled
you will have culled
they will have culled
Future Continuous
I will be culling
you will be culling
he/she/it will be culling
we will be culling
you will be culling
they will be culling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been culling
you have been culling
he/she/it has been culling
we have been culling
you have been culling
they have been culling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been culling
you will have been culling
he/she/it will have been culling
we will have been culling
you will have been culling
they will have been culling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been culling
you had been culling
he/she/it had been culling
we had been culling
you had been culling
they had been culling
Conditional
I would cull
you would cull
he/she/it would cull
we would cull
you would cull
they would cull
Past Conditional
I would have culled
you would have culled
he/she/it would have culled
we would have culled
you would have culled
they would have culled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cull - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in qualitycull - the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
Verb1.cull - remove something that has been rejected; "cull the sick members of the herd"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
2.cull - look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
mushroom - pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
berry - pick or gather berries; "We went berrying in the summer"
cull out, winnow - select desirable parts from a group or list; "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

cull

verb
1. select, collect, gather, amass, choose, pick, pick up, pluck, glean, cherry-pick All this information had been culled from radio reports.
2. slaughter, kill, destroy, butcher, slay, exterminate, thin out The wildlife park is planning to cull 2,000 elephants.

cull

verb
1. To make a choice from a number of alternatives:
choose, elect, opt (for), pick (out), select, single (out).
2. To collect (something) bit by bit:
Translations
قَتْل الحَيوانات الزائِدَهيُجَمِّـعينْتَقي ويَقتُل
mítitprobíratprobírkasbírat
frasorterefrasorteringudrenseudrensning
szed
grisja; velja úr og drepagrisjuntína, safna saman
atrankinis naikinimasatrinkus naikintiparinkti
atlasītatšaušanaatšautizbrāķēšana un nokaušanaizbrāķēt un nokaut
vyhubenie
itlâf etmeköldürmetoplamak

cull

[kʌl]
A. VT (= select) [+ fruit] → entresacar; [+ flowers] → coger; (= kill selectively) [+ deer, seals] → matar selectivamente
B. N [of deer, seals] → matanza f selectiva
seal cullmatanza f selectiva de focas

cull

[ˈkʌl]
vt
[+ animals] (= kill selectively) → procéder à l'abattage sélectif de (= slaughter) → abattre
to cull a flock → procéder à un abattage sélectif pour contrôler un troupeau
(= select) → sélectionner
to cull information from sth → tirer des informations de qch
n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m

cull

n
(= selection)Auswahl f
(= killing of surplus) Erlegen überschüssiger Tierbestände, → Reduktionsabschuss m; cull of sealsRobbenschlag m
(= rejected item)Ausschuss m
vt
(= collect)entnehmen (→ from +dat); legends(zusammen)sammeln (from aus)
(= kill as surplus)(als überschüssig) erlegen; to cull sealsRobbenschlag mbetreiben
(= pick) flowerspflücken

cull

[kʌl]
1. vt (select, fruit) → scegliere; (kill selectively, animals) → selezionare e abbattere
2. nselezione f
seal cull → abbattimento selettivo delle foche

cull

(kal) verb
1. to gather or collect.
2. to select and kill (surplus animals). They are culling the kangaroos.
noun
an act of killing surplus animals.
References in classic literature ?
The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d--n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.
Sometimes they cut down trees of the largest size and then cull the branches, the bark of which is most to their taste.
It is good to set before us, the incommodities and commodities of usury, that the good, may be either weighed out or culled out; and warily to provide, that while we make forth to that which is better, we meet not with that which is worse.
From that little book of mine I have culled the following passage, and written it down for you to see.
He drew up lists of effective and fetching mannerisms, till out of many such, culled from many writers, he was able to induce the general principle of mannerism, and, thus equipped, to cast about for new and original ones of his own, and to weigh and measure and appraise them properly.
This one delectable evening culled from each dull seventy was to Chandler a source of renascent bliss.
Two of our boats, with men all safe, we took off the Cisco, and, to Wolf Larsen's huge delight and my own grief, he culled Smoke, with Nilson and Leach, from the San Diego.
He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated, and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the choicest art, yet they How with rapidity and unparalleled eloquence.
The "pro" cull lobby site the high level of bovine TB infection discovered in badgers at WITH MARTIN PATERSON OF DONALDSON'S VETS post mortem.
Nationals Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie welcomes the Government finally listening to hunting groups, including the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and the Game Animal Council, and backing down from its original position to cull tens of thousands of tahr.
A green light has also been given to cull badgers in Cumbria to tackle a "pocket of infection" in a region which is otherwise at low risk of the disease, as licences are issued allowing the culling of tens of thousands of animals.
While the NGC is a valuable indicator of temporal trends in regional fox numbers (Battersby 2005), cull data may also contain information about the rate of replacement of culled foxes by immigration at local scales.