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English noun: hull

1. hull (plant) dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

Broader (hypernym)husk

Narrower (hyponym)shell

2. hull (plant) persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

Broader (hypernym)calyx

3. Hull (person) United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)

SynonymsIsaac Hull

Instance hypernymnaval officer

4. Hull (person) United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)

SynonymsCordell Hull

Instance hypernymdiplomat, diplomatist

5. Hull (location) a large fishing port in northeastern England

SynonymsKingston-upon Hull

Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center

Part holonymHumber Bridge

Part meronymEngland

6. hull (artifact) the frame or body of ship

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Part holonymkeel, keelson, rib, rider plate

Part meronymvessel, watercraft

English verb: hull

1. hull (change) remove the hulls from

SamplesHull the berries.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

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