Definitions for rail

Definitions for (noun) rail

Main entry: rail

Definition: any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

Main entry: rail

Definition: a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

Main entry: rail

Definition: short for railway

Usage: he traveled by rail; he was concerned with rail safety

Main entry: rail, railing

Definition: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

Main entry: runway, track, rail, rails

Definition: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

Definitions for (verb) rail

Main entry: rail, fulminate

Definition: criticize severely

Usage: He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare; She railed against the bad social policies

Main entry: vilify, vituperate, rail, revile

Definition: spread negative information about

Usage: The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

Main entry: rail, inveigh

Definition: complain bitterly

Main entry: rail

Definition: fish with a handline over the rails of a boat

Usage: They are railing for fresh fish

Main entry: rail

Definition: lay with rails

Usage: hundreds of miles were railed out here

Main entry: train, rail

Definition: travel by rail or train

Usage: They railed from Rome to Venice; She trained to Hamburg

Main entry: rail

Definition: convey (goods etc.) by rails

Usage: fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium

Main entry: rail, rail off

Definition: separate with a railing

Usage: rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace

Main entry: rail

Definition: provide with rails

Usage: The yard was railed

Main entry: rail, rail in

Definition: enclose with rails

Usage: rail in the old graves

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