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Shell vs. Out

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Shellnoun

A hard external covering of an animal.

Outadverb

Away from the inside or the centre.

‘The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.’;

Shellnoun

The calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates.

‘In some mollusks, as the cuttlefish, the shell is concealed by the animal's outer mantle and is considered internal.’; ‘Genuine mother-of-pearl buttons are made from sea shells.’;

Outadverb

Away from home or one's usual place.

‘Let's eat out tonight’;

Shellnoun

(by extension) Any mollusk having such a covering.

Outadverb

Outside; not indoors.

‘Last night we slept out under the stars.’;

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Shellnoun

(entomology) The exoskeleton or wing covers of certain insects.

Outadverb

Away from; at a distance.

‘Keep out!’;

Shellnoun

The conjoined scutes that constitute the "shell" (carapace) of a tortoise or turtle.

Outadverb

Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.

‘Switch the lights out.’; ‘Put the fire out.’;

Shellnoun

The overlapping hard plates comprising the armor covering the armadillo's body.

Outadverb

To the end; completely.

‘I hadn't finished. Hear me out.’;

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Shellnoun

The hard calcareous covering of a bird egg.

Outadverb

Used to intensify or emphasize.

‘The place was all decked out for the holidays.’;

Shellnoun

One of the outer layers of skin of an onion.

‘The restaurant served caramelized onion shells.’;

Outadverb

(of the sun, moon, stars, etc.) So as to be visible in the sky, and not covered by clouds, fog, etc.

‘The sun came out after the rain, and we saw a rainbow.’;

Shellnoun

(botany) The hard external covering of various plant seed forms.

Outadverb

Of a player, so as to be disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).

‘Wilson was bowled out for five runs.’;

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Shellnoun

The covering, or outside part, of a nut.

‘The black walnut and the hickory nut, both of the same Genus as the pecan, have much thicker and harder shells than the pecan.’;

Outpreposition

}} Away from the inside.

‘He threw it out the door.’;

Shellnoun

A pod containing the seeds of certain plants, such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris.

Outnoun

A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.

‘They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.’;

Shellnoun

(in the plural) Husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is sometimes used as a substitute or adulterant for cocoa and its products such as chocolate.

Outnoun

(baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fielding team before bouncing, etc.

Shellnoun

(geology) The accreted mineral formed around a hollow geode.

Outnoun

(cricket) A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game, such as the bowler knocking over the batsman's wicket with the ball.

Shellnoun

(weaponry) The casing of a self-contained single-unit artillery projectile.

Outnoun

(poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.

Shellnoun

(weaponry) A hollow usually spherical or cylindrical projectile fired from a siege mortar or a smoothbore cannon. It contains an explosive substance designed to be ignited by a fuse or by percussion at the target site so that it will burst and scattered at high velocity its contents and fragments. Formerly called a bomb.

Outnoun

(dated) A trip out; an outing.

Shellnoun

(weaponry) The cartridge of a breechloading firearm; a load; a bullet; a round.

Outnoun

One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office.

Shellnoun

(architecture) Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in, as the shell of a house.

Outnoun

A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space.

Shellnoun

A garment, usually worn by women, such as a shirt, blouse, or top, with short sleeves or no sleeves, that often fastens in the rear.

Outnoun

A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

Shellnoun

A coarse or flimsy coffin; a thin interior coffin enclosed within a more substantial one.

Outverb

(transitive) To eject; to expel.

Shellnoun

(music) A string instrument, as a lyre, whose acoustical chamber is formed like a shell.

‘The first lyre may have been made by drawing strings over the underside of a tortoise shell.’;

Outverb

(transitive) To reveal (a person) to be gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Shellnoun

(music) The body of a drum; the often wooden, often cylindrical acoustic chamber, with or without rims added for tuning and for attaching the drum head.

Outverb

(transitive) To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret, such as a being a secret agent or undercover detective.

Shellnoun

An engraved copper roller used in print works.

Outverb

(transitive) To reveal (a secret).

‘A Brazilian company outed the new mobile phone design.’;

Shellnoun

(nautical) The watertight outer covering of the hull of a vessel, often made with planking or metal plating.

Outverb

To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.

Shellnoun

The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

Outverb

To become apparent.

Shellnoun

(nautical) A light boat whose frame is covered with thin wood, impermeable fabric, or water-proofed paper; a racing shell or dragon boat.

Outadjective

Not at home; not at one's office or place of employment.

‘I'm sorry, Mr Smith is out at the moment.’;

Shellnoun

(computing) An operating system software user interface, whose primary purpose is to launch other programs and control their interactions; the user's command interpreter.

‘The name shell originates from it being viewed as an outer layer of interface between the user and the internals of the operating system.’; ‘The name "Bash" is an acronym which stands for "Bourne-again shell", itself a pun on the name of the "Bourne shell", an earlier Unix shell designed by Stephen Bourne, and the Christian concept of being "born again".’;

Outadjective

Released, available for purchase, download or other use.

‘Did you hear? Their newest CD is out!’;

Shellnoun

(chemistry) A set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number.

Outadjective

(in various games; used especially of a batsman or batter in cricket or baseball) Dismissed from play under the rules of the game.

‘He bowls, Johnson pokes at it ... and ... Johnson is out! Caught behind by Ponsonby!’;

Shellnoun

An emaciated person.

‘He's lost so much weight from illness; he's a shell of his former self.’;

Outadjective

Openly acknowledging that one is queer and/or genderqueer.

‘It's no big deal to be out in the entertainment business.’;

Shellnoun

A psychological barrier to social interaction.

‘Even after months of therapy he's still in his shell.’;

Outadjective

(of flowers) In bloom.

‘The garden looks beautiful now that the roses are out.’;

Shellnoun

(business) A legal entity that has no operations.

‘A shell corporation was formed to acquire the old factory.’;

Outadjective

(of the sun, moon or stars) Visible in the sky; not obscured by clouds.

‘The sun is out, and it's a lovely day.’;

Shellnoun

A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.

Outadjective

(of lamps, fires etc.) Not shining or burning.

‘I called round to the house but all the lights were out and no one was home.’;

Shellnoun

(engineering) A gouge bit or shell bit.

Outadjective

(of ideas, plans, etc.) Discarded; no longer a possibility.

‘Right, so that idea's out. Let's move on to the next one.’;

Shellnoun

(phonology) The onset and coda of a syllable.

Outadjective

No longer popular or in fashion.

‘Black is out this season. The new black is white.’;

Shellverb

To remove the outer covering or shell of something. See sheller.

Outadjective

Without; no longer in possession of; not having more

‘Do you have any bread? Sorry, we're out.’;

Shellverb

To bombard, to fire projectiles at, especially with artillery.

Outadjective

(of calculations or measurements) Containing errors or discrepancies; in error by a stated amount.

‘Nothing adds up in this report. All these figures are out.’; ‘The measurement was out by three millimetres.’;

Shellverb

(informal) To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out).

Outadjective

(obsolete) Of a young lady: having entered society and available to be courted.

Shellverb

(intransitive) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

Outinterjection

A radio procedure word meaning that the station is finished with its transmission and does not expect a response.

‘Destruction. Two T-72s destroyed. Three foot mobiles down. Out.’;

Shellverb

(intransitive) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk.

‘Nuts shell in falling.’; ‘Wheat or rye shells in reaping.’;

Outinterjection

Get out; begone; away!

Shellverb

To switch to a shell or command line.

Outadverb

In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; - opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.

Shellverb

To form shallow, irregular cracks (in a coating).

Outadverb

Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out. Opposite of in.

‘He hath been out (of the country) nine years.’;

Shellverb

(topology) To form a shelling.

Outadverb

Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.

‘Leaves are out and perfect in a month.’; ‘She has not been out [in general society] very long.’;

Shellnoun

A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.

‘Think him as a serpent's egg, . . .And kill him in the shell.’;

Outadverb

Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out.

‘Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.’; ‘When the butt is out, we will drink water.’;

Shellnoun

The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.

Outadverb

Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; - used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.

‘I have forgot my part, and I am out.’;

Shellnoun

A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.

Outadverb

Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.

‘Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of their own interest.’; ‘Very seldom out, in these his guesses.’;

Shellnoun

The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.

Outadverb

Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

Shellnoun

Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

Outadverb

Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue; unpopular.

Shellnoun

A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.

Outnoun

One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; - generally in the plural.

Shellnoun

An instrument of music, as a lyre, - the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.

‘When Jubal struck the chorded shell.’;

Outnoun

A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; - chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.

Shellnoun

An engraved copper roller used in print works.

Outnoun

A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

Shellnoun

The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.

Outverb

To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.

‘A king outed from his country.’; ‘The French have been outed of their holds.’;

Shellnoun

The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

Outverb

To come out with; to make known.

Shellnoun

A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.

Outverb

To give out; to dispose of; to sell.

Shellnoun

Something similar in form or action to an ordnance shell;

Outverb

To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.

Shellnoun

A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.

Outinterjection

Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; - with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

‘Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools!’;

Shellnoun

A gouge bit or shell bit.

Outnoun

(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball;

‘you only get 3 outs per inning’;

Shellverb

To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.

Outverb

to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality;

‘This actor outed last year’;

Shellverb

To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.

Outverb

reveal somebody else's homosexuality;

‘This actor was outed last week’;

Shellverb

To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

Outverb

be made known; be disclosed or revealed;

‘The truth will out’;

Shellverb

To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

Outadjective

not allowed to continue to bat or run;

‘he was tagged out at second on a close play’; ‘he fanned out’;

Shellverb

To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.

Outadjective

of a fire; being out or having grown cold;

‘threw his extinct cigarette into the stream’; ‘the fire is out’;

Shellverb

To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.

Outadjective

not worth considering as a possibility;

‘a picnic is out because of the weather’;

Shellnoun

ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

Outadjective

out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election;

‘now the Democrats are out’;

Shellnoun

the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Outadjective

excluded from use or mention;

‘forbidden fruit’; ‘in our house dancing and playing cards were out’; ‘a taboo subject’;

Shellnoun

hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

Outadjective

directed outward or serving to direct something outward;

‘the out doorway’; ‘the out basket’;

Shellnoun

the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

Outadjective

no longer fashionable;

‘that style is out these days’;

Shellnoun

the exterior covering of a bird's egg

Outadjective

outside or external;

‘the out surface of a ship's hull’;

Shellnoun

a rigid covering that envelops an object;

‘the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice’;

Outadjective

outer or outlying;

‘the out islands’;

Shellnoun

a very light narrow racing boat

Outadjective

knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

Shellnoun

the housing or outer covering of something;

‘the clock has a walnut case’;

Outadverb

outside of an enclosed space;

‘she is out’;

Shellnoun

a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Outadverb

outward from a reference point;

‘he kicked his legs out’;

Shellnoun

the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc

Outadverb

away from home;

‘they went out last night’;

Shellverb

use explosives on;

‘The enemy has been shelling us all day’;

Outadverb

from one's possession;

‘he gave out money to the poor’; ‘gave away the tickets’;

Shellverb

fall out of the pod or husk;

‘The corn shelled’;

Shellverb

hit the pitches of hard and regularly;

‘He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning’;

Shellverb

look for and collect shells by the seashore

Shellverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

‘Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship’; ‘We beat the competition’; ‘Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game’;

Shellverb

remove from its shell or outer covering;

‘shell the legumes’; ‘shell mussels’;

Shellverb

remove the husks from;

‘husk corn’;

Shellnoun

the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean

‘cowrie shells’; ‘the technique of carving shell’;

Shellnoun

the thin outer covering of an animal's egg, which is hard and fragile in that of a bird but leathery in that of a reptile.

Shellnoun

the outer case of a nut kernel or seed

‘peanuts roasted in their shells’;

Shellnoun

the carapace of a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin.

Shellnoun

the wing cases of a beetle.

Shellnoun

the integument of an insect pupa or chrysalis.

Shellnoun

used with reference to a state of shyness or introversion

‘she'll soon come out of her shell with the right encouragement’;

Shellnoun

an explosive artillery projectile or bomb

‘shell holes’; ‘the sound of the shell passing over, followed by the explosion’;

Shellnoun

a hollow metal or paper case used as a container for fireworks, explosives, or cartridges.

Shellnoun

a cartridge.

Shellnoun

something resembling or likened to a shell because of its shape or its function as an outer case

‘baked pastry shells filled with cheese’; ‘pasta shells’;

Shellnoun

the walls of an unfinished or gutted building or other structure

‘the hotel was a shell, the roof having collapsed completely’;

Shellnoun

an outer form without substance

‘he was a shell of the man he had been previously’;

Shellnoun

the metal framework of a vehicle body.

Shellnoun

a light racing boat.

Shellnoun

an inner or roughly made coffin.

Shellnoun

the hand guard of a sword.

Shellnoun

each of a set of orbitals around the nucleus of an atom, occupied or able to be occupied by electrons of similar energies

‘in a multi-electron atom, the lowest energy shells fill up first’; ‘an electron descending from one shell to a lower one emits an X-ray’;

Shellnoun

short for shell program

Shellverb

bombard with shells

‘several villages north of the security zone were shelled’;

Shellverb

score heavily against (an opposing pitcher or team)

‘Williams got shelled in the next inning’;

Shellverb

remove the shell or pod from (a nut or seed)

‘they were shelling peas’; ‘shelled Brazil nuts’;

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