Skull meaning

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The skull is the set of bones of the head including the jaw, or an image of the bones of the head.

An example of a skull is a popular Halloween decoration to scare people.

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The entire bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of a vertebrate, enclosing and protecting the brain and sense organs, including the bones of the face and jaw.
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The human cranium regarded as the seat of thought or intelligence.

A thick skull, an empty skull.

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To hit on the head.
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To hit the top of (a golf ball) causing it to go too far.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The bony or cartilaginous framework of the head, made up of the bones of the braincase and face; cranium.
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The part of the skeleton that forms the framework of the head, consisting of the bones of the cranium, which protect the brain, and the bones of the face.
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(anatomy) The main bones of the head considered as a unit; the cranium.
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A symbol for death; death's-head.
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To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.
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1601, Philemon Holland (translat), Pliny the Elder (auth), The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Natvrall Historie of C. Plinivs Secvndvs., book IX, chapter xv: “Of the names and natures of many fishes.".

These fishs, togither with the old Tunies and the young, called Pelamides, enter in great flotes and skulls, into the sea Pontus, for the sweet food that they there find: and every companie of them hath their fever all leaders and captaines; and before them all, the Maquerels lead the way; which, while they be in the water, have a colour of brimstone; but without, like they be to the rest.

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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.
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The head, regarded as the seat of thought or intelligence.

Use your skull and solve the problem.

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A death's-head.
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out of one's skull
  • Insane; crazy.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of skull

  • Middle English sculle probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English scolle, probably from Old Norse skalli (“bald head, skull"), itself probably related to Old English scealu (“husk"). Cf. Swedish skulle, Norwegian skult.

    From Wiktionary

  • See school (“a multitude").

    From Wiktionary