Definition of Rail

1. Noun. A barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports.

Exact synonyms: Railing
Group relationships: Balusters, Balustrade, Banister, Bannister, Handrail
Specialized synonyms: Bar, Fife Rail, Guardrail, Safety Rail, Taffrail
Generic synonyms: Barrier
Terms within: Ledger Board



2. Verb. Complain bitterly.
Exact synonyms: Inveigh
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off

3. Noun. Short for railway. "He was concerned with rail safety"

4. Verb. Enclose with rails. "Rail in the old graves"
Exact synonyms: Rail In
Generic synonyms: Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Railing

5. Noun. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll.
Exact synonyms: Rails, Runway, Track
Generic synonyms: Bar
Group relationships: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway, Streetcar Track, Tramline, Tramway
Specialized synonyms: Third Rail

6. Verb. Provide with rails. "The yard was railed"
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Railing

7. Noun. A horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal).
Generic synonyms: Bar
Specialized synonyms: Hitching Bar, Hitchrack, Ledger Board, Picture Rail, Plate Rail, Fence Rail, Split Rail

8. Verb. Separate with a railing. "Rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"
Exact synonyms: Rail Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Separate
Derivative terms: Railing

9. Noun. Any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud.
Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Specialized synonyms: Maori Hen, Weka, Wood Hen, Crake, Notornis, Notornis Mantelli, Takahe, Coot

10. Verb. Convey (goods etc.) by rails. "Fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
Generic synonyms: Transport

11. Verb. Travel by rail or train. "She trained to Hamburg"
Exact synonyms: Train
Generic synonyms: Ride
Derivative terms: Train

12. Verb. Lay with rails. "Hundreds of miles were railed out here"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Put Down, Repose

13. Verb. Fish with a handline over the rails of a boat. "They are railing for fresh fish"
Generic synonyms: Fish

14. Verb. Spread negative information about. "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

15. Verb. Criticize severely. "She railed against the bad social policies"
Exact synonyms: Fulminate
Generic synonyms: Denounce
Derivative terms: Fulmination

Definition of Rail

1. n. An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.

2. v. i. To flow forth; to roll out; to course.

3. n. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.

4. v. t. To inclose with rails or a railing.

5. n. Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidæ, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.

6. v. i. To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.

7. v. t. To rail at.

8. n. A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a place not accesible by rail.

Definition of Rail

1. Noun. A horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing. ¹

2. Noun. The metal bar that makes the track for a railroad. ¹

3. Noun. A railroad; a railway. ¹

4. Noun. A horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window. ¹

5. Noun. (surfing) Lengthwise edges of a surfboard. ¹

6. Noun. Any of several birds in the family Rallidae. ¹

7. Verb. To complain violently ((term against), (term about)). ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) An item of clothing; a cloak or other garment. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) Specifically, a woman's headscarf or neckerchief. ¹

10. Verb. (obsolete) To gush, flow (of liquid). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rail

1. to scold in abusive or insolent language [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rail

1. 1. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc. 2. A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. 3. A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc. 4. The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks. The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed. Rail fence. See Fence. Rail guard. A device attached to the front of a locomotive on each side for clearing the rail obstructions. A guard rail. See Guard. Rail joint, a train of rolls in a rolling mill, for making rails for railroads from blooms or billets. Origin: Akin to LG. & Sw. Regel bar, bolt, G. Riegel a rail, bar, or bolt, OHG, rigil, rigel, bar, bolt, and possibly to E. Row a line. Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds. The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is called also bilcock, skitty coot, and brook runner. The best known American species are the clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus lonqirostris, var. Crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail (R. Elegans) (called also fresh water marshhen); the lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail (R. Virginianus); and the Carolina, or sora, rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora. Land rail, the corncrake. Origin: F. Rale, fr. Raler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. Rattle. See Rattle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rail

rai stone
rai stones
raia
raiae
raias
raid
raided
raider
raiders
raiding
raids
raik
raiked
raiking
raiks
rail (current term)
rail-carriage
rail-carriages
rail-splitter
rail car
rail cars
rail fence
rail gun
rail guns
rail hail
rail head
rail heads
rail in
rail line
rail off

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