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Definition 1: a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener - [noun denoting artifact]

(nail is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of nail ) a small nail

(... is a kind of nail ) a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

(... is a kind of nail ) a short thick nail

(... is a kind of nail ) a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

(... is a kind of nail ) a large stout nail

"they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"

(... is a kind of nail ) a nail 2 inches long

(... is a kind of nail ) a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots

(... is a kind of nail ) a nail 1.5 inches long

(... is a kind of nail ) a nail 2.5 inches long

(... is a kind of nail ) a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors

(... is a kind of nail ) a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

(... is a kind of nail ) a nail 3 inches long

(nail is a part of ...) a projection out from one end

"the head of the nail" "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

(nail is a part of ...) flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point

(nail is a part of ...) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

(nail is a part of ...) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Definition 2: horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits - [noun denoting body]

(nail is a kind of ...) any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin

(... is a kind of nail ) the nail at the end of a finger

(... is a kind of nail ) the nail at the end of a toe

(nail is a part of ...) the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair

(nail is a part of ...) the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

(nail is a part of ...) the formative tissue at the base of a nail

(... is part of nail) the skin and its appendages

(... is part of nail) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

Definition 3: a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard - [noun denoting quantity]

(nail is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 4: complete a pass - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(nail belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 5: attach something somewhere by means of nails - [verb of contact]

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nail the board onto the wall

(nail is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 6: take into custody - [verb of contact]

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

Definition 7: hit hard - [verb of contact]

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He smashed a 3-run homer

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 8: locate exactly - [verb of possession]

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?
  • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

"Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?" "My search turned up nothing"

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sailed through her exams
  • You will pass with flying colors
  • She nailed her astrophysics course

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) go successfully through a test or a selection process

"She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

Samples where nail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He nailed down a spot at Harvard

Synonyms for nail in the sense of this definition

(nail is a kind of ...) attain success or reach a desired goal

"The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

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