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  Definition of nail
  1. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
  2. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  3. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
  4. complete a pass
  5. take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  6. attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
  7. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
  8. locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
  9. succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
  10. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
Similar Words: complete, collar, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, smash, boom, blast, pinpoint, breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail down, peg

 

See Also: pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify

 

Hyponyms: brad, clout nail, clout, doornail, eightpenny nail, fourpenny nail, hobnail, sixpenny nail, spike, staple, stub nail, tack, tenpenny nail, fingernail, toenail

 

Part Meronyms: integumentary system, digit, dactyl

 

Derivational Morphology: completion, pass completion, bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig, pickup, apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, apprehender, nailer, blast, knock, bash, bang, smash, belt, smasher, speck, pinpoint, ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz

 

Anagrams: INLA, anil

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: nael and spyker   Albanian: gozhdë and thua  
Bosnian: klin and nokat   Breton: ivin and tach and tachañ  
Catalan: clau and ungla   Chinese: 钉子  
Croatian: nokat and čavao   Danish: nagle and negl  
Dutch: nagel and nagelen   Esperanto: ungo  
Estonian: küüs and nael   Finnish: kynsi and naula and naulata  
French: clou and clouer and ongle   Galician: unlla  
German: festnageln and Nagel   Hindi: कील and नाख़ुन  
Hungarian: köröm and szög   Icelandic: nagli and nögl  
Indonesian: kuku   Interlingua: clavar and clavo and ungula  
Italian: chiodo and inchiodare and unghia   Japanese: くぎ  
Korean:   Latin: clavus and unguis  
Latvian: nagla and nags   Maltese: difer and musmar  
Norwegian: negl and spiker   Persian: ناخن  
Polish: gwóźdź and paznokieć and wbijać   Portuguese: pregar and prego and unha  
Romanian: cui and unghie   Russian: гвоздь and ноготь and прибивать  
Slovak: klinec and necht   Slovene: noht and pribiti and žebelj  
Spanish: clavetear and clavo and uña   Swedish: nagel and spik and spika  
Tagalog: kuko and pako   Telugu: గోరు and మేకు  
 
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