mull

1
[ muhl ]
/ mʌl /

verb (used without object)

to study or ruminate; ponder.

verb (used with object)

to think about carefully; consider (often followed by over): to mull over an idea.
to make a mess or failure of.

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Origin of mull

1
1815–25; perhaps identical with dial. mull to crumble, pulverize; see mull4

Definition for mulling (2 of 3)

mull2
[ muhl ]
/ mʌl /

verb (used with object)

to heat, sweeten, and flavor with spices for drinking, as ale or wine.

Origin of mull

2
First recorded in 1610–20; origin uncertain

Definition for mulling (3 of 3)

mull4
[ muhl ]
/ mʌl /

verb (used with object) Metallurgy.

to mix (clay and sand) under a roller for use in preparing a mold.

Origin of mull

4
1400–50; compare dial.: to crumble, pulverize, Middle English mollen, mullen, orig., to moisten, soften by wetting; see moil
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British Dictionary definitions for mulling (1 of 6)

Mull
/ (mʌl) /

noun

a mountainous island off the west coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Mull . Chief town: Tobermory. Pop: 2667 (2001). Area: 909 sq km (351 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for mulling (2 of 6)

mull1
/ (mʌl) /

verb

(tr often foll by over) to study or ponder

Word Origin for mull

C19: probably from muddle

British Dictionary definitions for mulling (3 of 6)

mull2
/ (mʌl) /

verb

(tr) to heat (wine, ale, etc) with sugar and spices to make a hot drink

Derived forms of mull

mulled, adjective

Word Origin for mull

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for mulling (4 of 6)

mull3
/ (mʌl) /

noun

a light muslin fabric of soft texture

Word Origin for mull

C18: earlier mulmull, from Hindi malmal

British Dictionary definitions for mulling (5 of 6)

mull4
/ (mʌl) /

noun

a layer of nonacidic humus formed in well drained and aerated soilsCompare mor

Word Origin for mull

C20: from Danish muld; see mould ³

British Dictionary definitions for mulling (6 of 6)

mull5
/ (mʌl) /

noun

Scot a promontory

Word Origin for mull

C14: related to Gaelic maol, Icelandic múli
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