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  Definition of rail
  1. any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
  2. a horizontal bar (usually of wood)
  3. short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
  4. a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
  5. a bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll
  6. criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans'' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"
  7. spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
  8. complain bitterly
  9. fish with a hand-line over the rails of a boat; "They are railing for fresh fish"
  10. lay with rails; "hundreds of miles were railed out here"
  11. travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
  12. convey (goods etc.) by rails; "fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
  13. separate with a railing; "rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"
  14. provide with rails; "The yard was railed"
  15. enclose with rails; "rail in the old graves"
Similar Words: railing, track, rails, fulminate, vilify, revile, vituperate, inveigh, train, rail off, rail in

 

Hyponyms: weka, maori hen, wood hen, crake, notornis, takahe, Notornis mantelli, coot, hitchrack, hitching bar, ledger board, picture rail, plate rail, split rail, fence rail, bar, fife rail, safety rail, guardrail, taffrail, third rail

 

Part Meronyms: bannister, banister, balustrade, balusters, handrail, railroad track, railroad, railway, tramline, tramway, streetcar track

 

Member Meronyms: Rallidae, family Rallidae

 

Derivational Morphology: rail in, train, rail off, fulmination, diatribe, vituperation, invective, vitriol, abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification, smear, malignment, defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer, track, rails, railroad train, railing

 

Anagrams: Lari, ALIR, lair, liar, aril, lira, rial, lari

 

 
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