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1. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] attach something somewhere by means of nails.

Antonyms

  • activeness

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Nail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale
  • radell

How do you pronounce nail?

Pronounce nail as neɪl.

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Sentences with nail


1. Adjective
If you want to truly nail this trend, be sure to spread your metal decor throughout each space.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Insert a long nail into the hole to break the seal.

3. Coordinating conjunction
Screw or nail through the sheet, the shim and into the wall stud.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Then nail the upper row across the top, remembering not to drive the nails tight.

5. Verb, base form
But what causes the peripheral edema can be a little bit harder to nail down.

Quotes about nail


1. Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
- Georges Braque

2. Nude nail polish wins hands down over intricate nail art.
- Ashley Madekwe

3. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
- Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being

2. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.

Synonyms

  • lunula
  • integumentary system
  • toenail
  • fingernail
  • matrix
  • unguis
  • horny structure
  • lunule
  • half-moon
  • dactyl

Antonyms

  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.

Synonyms

  • brad
  • nailhead
  • tack
  • stub nail
  • fastener
  • fourpenny nail
  • eightpenny nail
  • fixing
  • head
  • sixpenny nail
  • clout nail
  • clout
  • holdfast
  • spike
  • clinch
  • fastening
  • doornail
  • hobnail
  • stem
  • staple
  • shank

Antonyms

  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] take into custody.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • nab
  • cop
  • clutch
  • collar
  • apprehend
  • arrest
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • give
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] hit hard.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • smash
  • hit

Antonyms

  • repel
  • start
  • depress
  • lower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.

Synonyms

  • linear unit

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • fall

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] succeed in obtaining a position.

Synonyms

  • deliver the goods
  • bring home the bacon
  • nail down
  • win
  • peg
  • succeed

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] succeed at easily.

Synonyms

  • ace
  • pass
  • sweep through
  • make it
  • breeze through
  • pass with flying colors

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] complete a pass.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • unstaple

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] locate exactly.

Synonyms

  • locate
  • turn up

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • sell
  • inferior

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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