(1871-1955) US Democratic politician. As F D Roosevelt’s secretary of state 1933–44, he opposed German and Japanese aggression. He was identified with the Good Neighbor policy of nonintervention in Latin America. In his last months of office he paved the way for a system of collective security, for which he was called “father” of the United Nations. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1945.
He was born in Tennessee. He was a member of Congress 1907–33. After Dec 1941 foreign policy was handled more directly by Roosevelt, but Hull was active in reaching agreements with Vichy France, though these were largely canceled by the rising influence of de Gaulle.
ETYM Old Eng. hul, hol, shell, husk, as. hulu; akin to German hülle covering, husk, case, hüllen to cover, Goth. huljan to cover, as. helan to hele, conceal. Related to Hele, Hell.
1. Dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut.
2. Persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry.
3. The frame or body of ship.
4. A large fishing port.
Cordell Hull · Hull · Isaac Hull · Kingston-upon Hull
1. City in Georgia (USA); zip code 30646.
2. City in Iowa (USA); zip code 51239.
3. Unincorporated community in Massachusetts (USA).
4. Village in Illinois (USA); zip code 62343.
Officially Kingston upon Hull; City and port on the north bank of the Humber estuary, England, where the river Hull flows into it, England; It is linked with the south bank of the estuary by the Humber Bridge. Industries include fish processing, vegetable oils, flour milling, electrical goods, textiles, paint, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, caravans, aircraft, and sawmilling.
Notable buildings include the 13th-century Holy Trinity Church, the Guildhall, and Ferens Art Gallery 1927. William Wilberforce was born here.
To remove the hulls from, as of fruit.