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1. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.

Synonyms

  • dock
  • bobtail
  • rattle
  • brush
  • vertebrate
  • oxtail
  • process
  • bob
  • caudal appendage
  • scut
  • craniate
  • uropygium
  • outgrowth
  • flag
  • fluke

Antonyms

  • antecedent
  • natural elevation
  • top
  • side

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Tail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • 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

Example sentences of the word tail


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sew the other end of the tail to the back of the pants.

Quotes containing the word tail


1. All I tell artists is, 'Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you're chasing your tail that way. It's not going to happen, and if you're successful, you have to do it the rest of your life. Stay true to it and do it for the sake of the art.'
- Gloria Estefan

2. Seventeen, eh!"said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred."Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?""Vaguely,"said Harry, grinning up at him. "Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?""I forge’ the details,"Hagrid chortled.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. Saphira waved her tail, the tip whistling loudly. "I'm not asking you to. However, if we attack first, we may gain the advantage.""Have you gone crazy? They'll..."Eragon's voice trailed off as he thought about it. "They won't be able to do a thing.""Exactly,"said Saphira. "We can inflict lots of damage from a safe height.""Let's drop rocks on them!
- Christopher Paolini

2. high-tail

verb. retreat at full speed.

Synonyms

  • flee
  • take flight

Antonyms

  • increase
  • dry fly
  • wet fly

3. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the time of the last part of something.

Synonyms

  • tail end
  • ending
  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • up
  • lie
  • stand

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] any projection that resembles the tail of an animal.

Synonyms

  • tail end

Antonyms

  • work
  • superior

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on.

Synonyms

  • ass
  • fundament
  • trunk
  • posterior
  • butt
  • bottom
  • derriere
  • rear end
  • can
  • keister
  • buttocks
  • rump
  • prat
  • backside
  • hindquarters
  • stern
  • body
  • torso
  • fanny
  • tooshie
  • hind end
  • buns
  • rear
  • arse
  • tush
  • bum
  • behind
  • nates
  • tail end
  • seat

Antonyms

  • unbreakableness
  • softness
  • thick
  • porosity

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements.

Synonyms

  • shadow
  • follower
  • spy

Antonyms

  • thin
  • hardness
  • lower
  • level

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tail

verb. ['ˈteɪl'] remove the stalk of fruits or berries.

Synonyms

  • pinch

Antonyms

  • exit
  • acaudate

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head.

Synonyms

  • verso
  • coin

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • thinness
  • breakableness

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the rear part of an aircraft.

Synonyms

  • horizontal tail
  • stabilizer
  • rear
  • vertical tail
  • empennage
  • back
  • fuselage

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • indulgent
  • undemanding
  • artifact

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tail

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] the rear part of a ship.

Synonyms

  • poop
  • rear
  • after part
  • escutcheon
  • stern
  • back
  • quarter
  • ship

Antonyms

  • miss
  • best
  • hire
  • placable

Etymology

  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))
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