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tail

 
Noun tail has 8 senses
  1. tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
    --1 is a kind of
    process, outgrowth, appendage
    --1 is a part of vertebrate, craniate
    --1 has part: dock
    --1 has particulars:
     rattle; bobtail, bob, dock; caudal appendage; uropygium; oxtail; fluke; scut; flag
    Derived form: verb tail2
  2. fag end, tail, tail end - the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
    --2 is a kind of end, ending
  3. tail, tail end - any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
    --3 is a kind of projection
  4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    --4 is a kind of body part
    --4 is a part of torso, trunk, body
  5. tail, shadow, shadower - a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    --5 is a kind of follower; spy
    Derived form: verb tail1
  6. tail - (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
    --6 is a kind of
    reverse, verso
    --6 is a part of coin
    Antonyms: head
  7. tail, tail assembly, empennage - the rear part of an aircraft
    --7 is a kind of rear, back
    --7 is a part of fuselage
    --7 has parts: horizontal tail; stabilizer; vertical tail
  8. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail - the rear part of a ship
    --8 is a kind of rear, back
    --8 is a part of ship
    --8 has parts: escutcheon; skeg
Verb tail has 3 senses
  1. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
    --1 is one way to pursue, follow
    Derived forms: noun tail5, noun tailing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot tail Sue
  2. dock, tail, bob - remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    --2 is one way to cut
    Derived form: noun tail1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. tail - remove the stalk of fruits or berries
    --3 is one way to
    top, pinch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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