(en proper noun
The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, situated near the mouth of the River Thames in southeast England, with a metropolitan population of more than 12,000,000.
A city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 300,000.
A city in Ohio, USA, with a population of approximately 9,000.
A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of approximately 8,000.
A city in Arkansas, USA, with a population of approximately 900.
A city in California, USA, with a population of approximately 1,800.
A community in Texas, USA, with a population of approximately 180.
A community in West Virginia, USA.
A settlement in Kiribati, on Easter Island.
for someone from London.
(rare) transferred from the place name.
* 2012 (Louise Erdrich), The Round House , Corsair (2013), ISBN 9781472108166, page 178:
- Sonja made me promise I would go to college. She said she'd wanted her daughter, Murphy, to go. She'd named her baby Murphy because it could never be a stripper name. But her daughter had changed her name to London .
* City of London
* Greater London
* London broil
* London Bridge
* London moment
* London paste
* London plane
* London pride
* London rocket
* London Underground
* London weighting
* Multicultural London English
* New London
* Tower of London
* the City
A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-Names
, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198527586
The outer covering of a fruit or seed
* (outer covering of fruit or seed ): husk, shell
* tank hull
To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
- She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.
* (to remove hull of a fruit or seed ): peel, husk, shell, shuck
Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.
The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
- Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
(obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
*:We goe not, but we are carried: as things that flote, now gliding gently, now hulling violently, according as the water is, either stormy or calme.
To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.