HyperDic: tail

English > 11 senses of the word tail:
NOUNanimaltailthe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
timetail, fag end, tail endthe time of the last part of something
shapetail, tail endany projection that resembles the tail of an animal
bodytail, buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, assthe fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
person tail, shadow, shadowera spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
artifacttail(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head / head
artifacttail, tail assembly, empennagethe rear part of an aircraft
artifacttail, stern, after part, quarter, poopthe rear part of a ship
VERBmotiontail, chase, chase after, trail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackgo after with the intent to catch
contacttail, dock, bobremove or shorten the tail of an animal
contacttailremove the stalk of fruits or berries
tail > pronunciation
Soundstey'l
Rhymesail ... Yale: 95 rhymes with eyl...
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
Part ofvertebrate, craniateanimals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
PartsdockThe solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
Narrowerbobtail, bob, dockA short or shortened tail of certain animals
brushA bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
caudal appendagetail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus
flagA conspicuously marked or shaped tail
flukeEither of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean
oxtailThe skinned tail of cattle
rattleLoosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
scutA short erect tail
uropygiumPosterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow
Broaderprocess, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Spanishcola
Catalancua
Adjectivescaudalconstituting / constituting or relating to a tail
Verbstailremove or shorten the tail of an animal
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe time of the last part of something.
Example "the tail of the storm"
Synonymsfag end, tail end
Broaderend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
Spanishcola, final, restos
Catalancua, restes
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningAny projection that resembles the tail of an animal.
Synonymtail end
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishcola
Catalancua
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningThe fleshy part of the human body that you sit on.
Synonymsbuttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
Part oftorso, trunk, bodyThe body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishancas, ano, as de oros, asentaderas, asiento, cachas, cachetes, cola, culo, fin, fondo, glúteos, grupa, keister, nalga, nalgas, ocóte, pandero, pompis, posaderas, posas, posterior, poto, rulé, suelo, trasero, tras, traste, tuje
Catalancul, darrere, keister, natges, natja, pandero, paner, posterior, tafanari
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA spy employed to follow someone and report their movements.
Synonymsshadow, shadower
Broaderfollowersomeone who travels behind or pursues another
spyA secret watcher
Verbstailgo after with the intent to catch
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaning(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head / head.
Part ofcoinA flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Broaderreverse, versoThe side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
Oppositehead(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe rear part of an aircraft.
Synonymstail assembly, empennage
Part offuselageThe central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
Partshorizontal tailThe horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
stabilizerairfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tailThe vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
Broaderrear, backThe side that goes last or is not normally seen
Spanishcola, lado trasero, parte trasera
Catalancua
English > tail: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe rear part of a ship.
Synonymsstern, after part, quarter, poop
Part ofshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Partsescutcheon(nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
skegA brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost
Broaderrear, backThe side that goes last or is not normally seen
Spanishpopa
Catalanpopa
English > tail: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaninggo after with the intent to catch.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot tail Sue
Synonymschase, chase after, trail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
Narrowerhound, hunt, tracepursue or chase relentlessly
questsearch the trail of (game)
run downpursue until captured
treechase an animal up a tree
Broaderpursue, followFollow in or as if in pursuit
Spanishperseguir, rastrear, seguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir, rastrejar, seguir la pista, seguir
Nounstaila spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
tailingthe act of following someone secretly
English > tail: 11 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningRemove or shorten the tail of an animal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdock, bob
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishdescolar
Nounstailthe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
English > tail: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRemove the stalk of fruits or berries.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadertop, pinchcut the top off

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