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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 ?
Then, before I could collect my scattered senses, he added equally quietly, but with an air of regularizing things: "My friend here is Doctor Mull, the Duke's librarian.
"No," replied Dr Mull quite simply; "and yet that is just what I mean by saying you are unjust to him after all.
Now to get from there to the Linnhe Loch, the straight course was through the narrows of the Sound of Mull. But the captain had no chart; he was afraid to trust his brig so deep among the islands; and the wind serving well, he preferred to go by west of Tiree and come up under the southern coast of the great Isle of Mull.
It was the germ of a thought, which, however, was destined to mull around in his conscious and subconscious mind until it resulted in magnificent achievement.
I've studied and mulled over notebooks until I'm incapable of forming an opinion of anything.
"Agreed," said Robin presently, and the words were no sooner out of his mouth than the door opened and a serving-man entered bearing tray of mulled wine.
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
His arrival detained my landlady from returning to her rest; for she was just about to leave the other two guests to the care of Susan; but the friend of young Squire Allworthy was not to be so neglected, especially as he called for a pint of wine to be mulled. She immediately obeyed, by putting the same quantity of perry to the fire; for this readily answered to the name of every kind of wine.
The hideous small boy, on the contrary, whenever he hits Durdles, blows a whistle of triumph through a jagged gap, convenient for the purpose, in the front of his mouth, where half his teeth are wanting; and whenever he misses him, yelps out 'Mulled agin!' and tries to atone for the failure by taking a more correct and vicious aim.
This was soon done, and he handed it over to Mr Codlin with that creamy froth upon the surface which is one of the happy circumstances attendant on mulled malt.
I remember, too, when we had discovered and exhausted another topic of consolation in the circumstance of this ladies' cabin adjoining our state-room, and the consequently immense feasibility of sitting there at all times and seasons, and had fallen into a momentary silence, leaning our faces on our hands and looking at the fire, one of our party said, with the solemn air of a man who had made a discovery, 'What a relish mulled claret will have down here!' which appeared to strike us all most forcibly; as though there were something spicy and high-flavoured in cabins, which essentially improved that composition, and rendered it quite incapable of perfection anywhere else.
He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.