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1. rail

noun. ['ˈreɪl'] a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports.

Synonyms

  • balustrade
  • bannister
  • railing
  • handrail
  • fife rail
  • banister
  • guardrail
  • bar
  • barrier
  • taffrail
  • ledger board
  • safety rail

Antonyms

  • attractive
  • whisper
  • kern
  • take

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Rail

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

Example sentences of the word rail


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the jack stand under the frame rail and let the 500 down on the jack stand.

2. Verb, base form
Lift the fuel rail away from the engine compartment with the injectors still attached.

Quotes containing the word rail


1. Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A.A. Milne

2. In the height of the gusts, in my high position, where the seas did not break, I found myself compelled to cling tightly to the rail to escape being blown away. My face was stung to severe pain by the high-driving spindrift, and I had a feeling that the wind was blowing the cobwebs out of my sleep-starved brain.
- Jack London, The Mutiny of the Elsinore

2. rail

noun. ['ˈreɪl'] short for railway.

Synonyms

  • railway line
  • railroad
  • railway
  • railway system

Antonyms

  • rhetorical
  • unobvious
  • impure
  • patterned

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

3. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] complain bitterly.

Synonyms

  • complain
  • kvetch
  • kick
  • quetch
  • plain
  • inveigh

Antonyms

  • sit
  • sacred
  • professional
  • activity

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

4. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] lay with rails.

Synonyms

  • repose
  • put down

Antonyms

  • clock out
  • humanize
  • leave

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

5. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] convey (goods etc.) by rails.

Antonyms

  • stay

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

6. rail

noun. ['ˈreɪl'] a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal).

Synonyms

  • picture rail
  • plate rail
  • fence rail
  • split rail
  • bar
  • hitching bar
  • ledger board

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • adorned
  • fancy
  • pretentious

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

7. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] travel by rail or train.

Synonyms

  • ride

Antonyms

  • join
  • connect

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

8. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] criticize severely.

Synonyms

  • denounce

Antonyms

  • unsheathe
  • uncover

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

9. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] separate with a railing.

Synonyms

  • rail off
  • separate

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • agreement
  • associate

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)

10. rail

verb. ['ˈreɪl'] provide with rails.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • united
  • joint
  • same
  • dependent

Etymology

  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • railler (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • râle (French)
  • râler (French)
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