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Definition of shell:

  1. The hard cove ing or outer coat of a nut, a testaceous animal, or an egg; the outer part of a house unfinished; a rough kind of coffin; the outer or superficial parts; an instrument of music, as a lyre; a bomb- shell.
  2. To break off the shell; to take out of the shell; to separate from the car; to throw bomb- shells on.
  3. To fall off, as a shell; to cast the shell.

Shell \sh(e)-ll\

Details:
Shell as a girl's name. Possibly short form of Michelle or Shelley, or from the object.
Related names:
Rochelle, Rachel.
Meaning:
Shelly, Shelli, Shela.
Variants:
Chell, Shella, Shelle, Chella, Chelle.

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This graph shows how "shell" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for shell:

  1. Take off the shell, and cut each egg in half.
  2. Runnion threw open his gun and replaced the spent shell.
  3. Having boiled your lobster, take out the meat from the shell, season it with salt, mustard, Cayenne pepper, and vinegar, and beat it well in a mortar.

Quotes for shell:

  1. When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen. - James Baker
  2. What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real. - Jean Claude Van Damme
  3. In the end, they pardoned me and packed me off to a home for the shell -shocked. Shortly before the end of the war, I was discharged a second time, once again with the observation that I was subject to recall at any time. - George Grosz
  4. Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market. - Gary Miller
  5. The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure. - James Rainwater

Rhymes for shell:

  1. accel, adel, adele, adell, adelle, akel, ancel, angelle, ansel, anwell, apel, ardelle, arel, arnelle, atwell, bechtel, bedel, befell, brunelle, burrell, cabell, capelle, carel, carmel, cartel, carvel, cattell, cavell, chanel, chapell, compel, cordell, corel, cornell, cornelle, danelle, daniele, dantrell, darnell, darrelle, dispel, elwell, estelle, excel, expel, farewell, ferrel, fidel, foretell, gabel, gazelle, giselle, grinnell, hillel, hormel, hotel, impel, intel, janelle, joelle, lapel, lavelle, leonelle, lyell, mabelle, madelle, mantell, manuel, marcel, marcelle, markel, martelle, marvell, marvelle, mattel, maybelle, mendell, michel, michele, michelle, miguel, mirell, mirelle, misspell, montel, morel, morrell, moselle, motel, mozelle, niguel, nobel, noel, noelle, nouvelle, novell, odell, outsell, pastel, patel, propel, purcell, rachelle, randell, rangel, raquel, ravel, rebel, repel, resell, retell, rochelle, romelle, rozelle, rudelle, ruelle, samelle, sharell, shirell, shirelle, sibelle, sydell, twaddell, tyrrell, udelle, ul, unsell, varvel, waddell.
  2. aix-la-chapelle, mademoiselle, materiel, nepl.
  3. aol, avenel, clientele, danielle, gabriele, isabell, mirabel, orabel, personnel, rafael, raphael.
  4. bel, bell, belle, cel, cell, chell, del, dell, delle, dwell, ehle, el, ell, elle, fel, fell, frel, gehl, gel, helle, jell, kal, kell, kjell, knell, l, mel, mell, nel, nell, nelle, pell, quell, schell, sell, smell, snell, spell, stell, stelle, swell, tel, tell, well, yell, zel.

Idioms for shell:

  1. bring sb out of their shell, at come out of your shell
  2. shell out sth
  3. bring out of shell
  4. come out of shell
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