Hindi translation of shell
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Word forms: shells, shelling, shelled
Definitions and Translations
1. variable noun
The shell of an egg or nut is the hard covering which surrounds it. The substance that a shell is made of is called shell.
⇒ An egg shell may be very thin but its shape gives it great strength.
2. countable noun
The shell of a tortoise, snail, or crab is the hard protective covering on its back.
3. countable noun
Shells are the coverings which surround, or used to surround, small sea creatures.
⇒ The sand was pure white, scattered with sea shells.
4. transitive verb
If you shell nuts, peas, prawns, or other food, you remove their natural outer covering.
5. countable noun
A shell is a weapon consisting of a metal container filled with explosives that can be fired from a large gun over long distances.
बारूदी गोला mn
6. transitive verb
To shell a place means to fire explosive shells at it.
Derived formsshellingWord forms: shellings variable noun
⇒ Out on the streets, the shelling continued.
If you shell out for something, you spend a lot of money on it. [informal]
⇒ We didn't even have to shell out for taxis because we had our own driver.
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Example Sentences Including 'shell'
When the building was converted only the shell of the old brick warehouse had been left intact.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
Brunner, the illusionist, had dazzled his audience with an elaborate shell game.Cormorant
Jacques Rust touched down at Schiphol Airport on board a Cessna 340 which was registered to one of UNACO's shell companies in Zurich.Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
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Translation of shell from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary