Tail Meaning and Definition


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Tail meaning

Word: Tail

How to pronounce: teɪl

Noun

Definitions:

1. The hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect.

Example sentences: "The dog's tail began to wag frantically"

2. A thing resembling an animal's tail in its shape or position, typically something extending downward or outward at the end of something.

Example sentences: "The trailed tail of a capital Q"

3. The end of a long train or line of people or vehicles.

Example sentences: "An armored truck at the tail of the convoy"

4. A person secretly following another to observe their movements.

5. A person's buttocks.

6. The reverse side of a coin (used when tossing a coin)

Example sentences: "The chances of heads and tails in the long run are equal"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret.

Example sentences: "A flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over Paris"

2. Provide with a tail.

Example sentences: "Her calligraphy was topped by banners of black ink and tailed like the haunches of fabulous beasts"

3. (of an object in flight) drift or curve in a particular direction.

Example sentences: "The next pitch tailed in on me at the last second"

4. Join (one thing) to another.

Example sentences: "Each new row of houses tailed on its drains to those of its neighbors"

Noun

Definitions:

1. Limitation of ownership, especially of an estate or title limited to a person and their heirs.

Example sentences: "The land was held in tail general"


Synonyms:

caudal

tail end

rear end

cauda

empennage

ponytail

tails

tailcoat

pigtail

caudate

tailing

posterior

back

hindquarters

rump

butt

backside

arse

buttocks

dock

behind

rear

pursue

follow

stern

aft

trail

shadow

chase

train

track

dog

tang


Derivations:

tailed

tailing

tailless

tailpiece


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Tail in Other Languages...

Spanish: Cola

German: Schwanz

French: Queue

Italian: Coda

Turkish: Kuyruk


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