To pick or take someone or something (from a larger group). (verb)
To gather, collect. (verb)
To select animals from a group and then kill them in order to reduce the numbers of the group in a controlled manner. (verb)
To kill (animals etc). (verb)
To lay off in order to reduce the size of, get rid of. (verb)
A selection. (noun)
An organised killing of selected animals. (noun)
A piece unfit for inclusion within a larger group; an inferior specimen. (noun)
A fool, gullible person; a dupe. (noun)
Examples of word cull
A severe cull is required at these ranks for fiscal purposes alone.
In your comments, a number of you were quick to point out that the wolf cull is not about sport or fair chase, but rather about wildlife management â€” an entirely different thing.
The cull is something that only comes every couple of years, and that's generally when all available space has finally run out and my wife refuses to let my dragon's hoard of books spill into another room.
Finally, on the to do list is to again cull through the basement and through out/give to goodwill anything we are no longer using.
The incidents that I have been able to cull from the internet are as follows: