HyperDic: nail

English > 10 senses of the word nail:
NOUNbodynailhorny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
artifactnaila thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
quantitynaila former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
VERBcontactnailattach something somewhere by means of nails
contactnail, collar, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, coptake into custody
contactnail, smash, boom, blasthit hard
socialnail, nail down, pegsucceed in obtaining a position
socialnail, breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail throughsucceed at easily
possessionnail, pinpointlocate exactly
competitionnail, completecomplete a pass
nail > pronunciation
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English > nail: 10 senses > noun 1, body
Meaninghorny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.
Part ofdigit, dactylA finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
integumentary systemThe skin and its appendages
Partshalf-moon, lunula, lunuleThe crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
matrixThe formative tissue at the base of a nail
rootThe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
NarrowerfingernailThe nail at the end of a finger
toenailThe nail at the end of a toe
Broaderhorny structure, unguisAny rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
Spanishuña
Catalanungla
Adjectivesungualof or relating to a nail or claw or hoof
English > nail: 10 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.
PartsclinchThe flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
headA projection out from one end
nailheadflattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
shank, stemcylinder forming a long narrow part of something
NarrowerbradA small nail
clout nail, cloutA short nail with a flat head
doornailA nail with a large head
eightpenny nailA nail 2.5 inches long
fourpenny nailA nail 1.5 inches long
hobnailA short nail with a thick head
sixpenny nailA nail 2 inches long
spikeA large stout nail
stapleA short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
stub nailA short thick nail
tackA short nail with a sharp point and a large head
tenpenny nailA nail 3 inches long
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishclavo, uña
Catalanclau
Verbsnailattach something somewhere by means of nails
English > nail: 10 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningattach something somewhere by means of nails.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"nail the board onto the wall"
BroaderattachCause to be attached
See alsonail downdefine clearly
Spanishclavar, enclavar
Catalanclavar
Nounsnaila thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
nailera worker who attaches something by nailing it
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTake into custody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscollar, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishaprehender, apresar, arrestar, atrapar, capturar, clavar, coger, detener, pillar, prender
Catalanagafar, arrestar, capturar, detenir
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghit hard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymssmash, boom, blast
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishaplastar, chafar
Catalanaixafar, esclafar
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningsucceed in obtaining a position.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
Synonymsnail down, peg
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Spanishestabilizar
Catalanestabilitzar, fixar
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningsucceed at easily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "She nailed her astrophysics course"
Synonymsbreeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through
Broaderpass, make itgo successfully through a test or a selection process
Spanishpasar sin dificultad, ser campeón
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningLocate exactly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
Synonympinpoint
Broaderlocate, turn upDiscover the location of
Spanishconcretar
Catalanconcretar
English > nail: 10 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningcomplete a pass.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcomplete
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Spanishclavar, completar

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