Difference between Shell and Shield

What is the difference between Shell and Shield?

Shell as a verb is to remove the outer covering or shell of something. see sheller. while Shield as a verb is to protect, to defend.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To remove the outer covering or shell of something. See sheller. To bombard, to fire projectiles at. To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out).

Part of speech: noun

Definition: The calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. The hard calcareous covering of a bird egg. The exoskeleton or wing covers of certain insects. The covering, or outside part, of a nut. A pod containing the seeds of certain plants, such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris. Husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is sometimes used as a substitute or adulterant for cocoa and its products such as chocolate. The conjoined scutes that comprise the "shell" (carapace) of a tortoise or turtle. The overlapping hard plates comprising the armor covering the armadillo's body. The accreted mineral formed around a hollow geode. The casing of a self-contained single-unit artillery projectile. A hollow usually spherical or cylindrical projectile fired from a seige 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 (q.v.). The cartridge of a breechloading firearm; a load; a bullet; a round. Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in, as the shell of a house. 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. A coarse or flimsy coffin; a thin interior coffin enclosed within a more substantial one. A string instrument, as a lyre, whose acoustical chamber is formed like a shell. 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. An engraved copper roller used in print works. The watertight outer covering of the hull of a vessel, often made with planking or metal plating. The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve. A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood, impermeable fabric, or water-proofed paper; a racing shell or dragon boat. A general-purpose environment, usually command-line-oriented, within which other commands are invoked and their interactions controlled. A set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number. An emaciated person. A psychological barrier to social interaction.

Example sentence: The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To protect, to defend.to protect from the influence of

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.Figuratively, one who protects or defends.In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.A coin, the old French crown, or ├ęcu, having on one side the figure of a shield.A field of energy which protects or defends.A police badgeA sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.

Example sentence: Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

We hope you now know whether to use Shell or Shield in your sentence.

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