HyperDic: rail

English > 15 senses of the word rail:
NOUNartifactrail, railinga barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
artifactrailshort / short for railway / railway
artifactrail, track, rails, runwaya bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
artifactraila horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
animalrailany of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
VERBcommunicationrail, inveighcomplain bitterly
stativerail, rail inenclose with rails
possessionrailprovide with rails
motionrail, rail offseparate with a railing
motionrailconvey (goods etc.) by rails
motionrail, traintravel by rail or train
contactraillay with rails
competitionrailfish with a handline over the rails of a boat
communicationrail, vilify, revile, vituperatespread negative information about
communicationrail, fulminatecriticize severely
rail > pronunciation
Soundsrey'l
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English > rail: 15 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports.
Synonymrailing
Part ofbannister, banister, balustrade, balusters, handrailA railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
Partsledger boardTop rail of a fence or balustrade
Narrowerbar(law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
fife railThe railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
safety rail, guardrailA railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
taffrailThe railing around the stern of a ship
BroaderbarrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
Spanishpretil
Catalanarrambador, barana, reixat
Verbsrailseparate with a railing
railprovide with rails
railenclose with rails
English > rail: 15 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningshort / short for railway / railway.
Examples
  • "he traveled by rail"
  • "he was concerned with rail safety"
Broaderrailway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway systemline that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Verbsrailtravel by rail or train
railconvey (goods etc.) by rails
English > rail: 15 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll.
Synonymstrack, rails, runway
Part ofrailroad track, railroad, railwayA line of track providing a runway for wheels
tramline, tramway, streetcar trackThe track on which trams or streetcars run
Narrowerthird railA rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric locomotive
BroaderbarA rigid piece of metal or wood
Spanishcarrilera, carril
Catalancarril, rail, rails
Verbsraillay with rails
railtravel by rail or train
railconvey (goods etc.) by rails
English > rail: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal).
Narrowerhitchrack, hitching barA fixed horizontal rail to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
ledger boardTop rail of a fence or balustrade
picture railrail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures / pictures
plate railrail or narrow shelf fixed to a wall to display plates
split rail, fence railA rail that is split from a log
BroaderbarA rigid piece of metal or wood
Verbsrailprovide with rails
railenclose with rails
English > rail: 15 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningAny of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud.
Member ofRallidae, family Rallidaerails
Narrowercootslate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
crakeAny of several short-billed Old World rails
notornis, takahe, Notornis mantelliflightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules
weka, maori hen, wood henflightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting
Broaderwading bird, waderAny of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcomplain bitterly.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonyminveigh
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishdespotricar, protestar, quejarse
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningenclose with rails.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"rail in the old graves"
Synonymrail in
Broaderenclose, hold in, confineClose in
Spanishcercar
Nounsraila horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
railing, raila barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningProvide with rails.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The yard was railed"
CategoryarchitectureThe profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishenrejar, enrielar
Nounsraila horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
railing, raila barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningseparate with a railing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"
Synonymrail off
Broaderseparate, dividemake a division or separation
Nounsrailing, raila barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningconvey (goods etc.) by rails.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
BroadertransportMove something or somebody around
Nounsraila bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
railshort / short for railway / railway
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningtravel by rail or train.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"They railed from Rome to Venice"
Synonymtrain
BroaderrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishandar en ferrocarril, andar en tren, ir en tren
Catalananar en tren
Nounsraila bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
railshort / short for railway / railway
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaninglay with rails.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"hundreds of miles were railed out here"
Broaderlay, put down, reposeput in a horizontal position
Spanishproveer de rieles
Nounsraila bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 8, competition
Meaningfish with a handline over the rails of a boat.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"They are railing for fresh fish"
Broaderfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningSpread negative information about.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvilify, revile, vituperate
Broaderabuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shoutUse foul or abusive language towards
Spanishdenostar, ultrajar, vilipendiar, vituperar
Catalanultratjar, vituperar
English > rail: 15 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaningcriticize severely.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "She railed against the bad social policies"
Synonymfulminate
BroaderdenounceSpeak out against
Spanishcargar, fulminar, tronar

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