- Think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length: she began to mull over the various possibilitiesMore example sentences
- Of course, he now had the unfortunate opportunity to mull over the fact that very soon, if all went well, he would be more powerful than a king.
- I was mulling over the fact that Natalie needs braces and my dental insurance sucks.
- Yet take a moment to mull over the following set of facts with me, if you will…
mid 19th century: of uncertain origin.
verb[with object] (usually as adjective mulled)
- Warm (a beverage, especially wine, beer, or cider) and add spices and sweetening to it: a tankard of mulled aleMore example sentences
- The drink could really consist of nearly anything, as long as it had ale or sherry as a base, apples or cider, and mulled spices.
- Since the theme is sweets, Haas keeps the rest of the fare simple, providing a few savory finger foods such as cheeses and crackers, along with mulled wine and apple cider.
- That night we enjoyed some hot mulled wine, a warm fire, the company of random campers at the camp site, Judy's cheesecake, and a great big fuzzy black bear that was brown.
early 17th century: of unknown origin.
- Humus formed under nonacid conditions.More example sentences
- Humus should be of the mull type - ranging from acidic to calcareous, or moder in podsol.
- Those woods with brown forest soils maintained mull humus, probably by virtue of their mixed floristic composition.
1920s: from Danish muld 'soil'.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Thin, soft, plain muslin, used in bookbinding for joining the spine of a book to its cover.More example sentences
- The point of the needle darts back and forth, teasing the weave of the fine muslin, mull or cotton.
- It is made of a fine mull that is not imported to this country in the piece, and there is a satisfaction in wearing only hand-made garments.
- Connecting cover boards to the mull, rather than directly to the signatures themselves, allows for a strong but flexible backbone.
late 17th century: abbreviation, from Hindi malmal.