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Definition 1: the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body - [noun denoting animal]

(tail is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of tail ) a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

(... is a kind of tail ) a short erect tail

(... is a kind of tail ) either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean

(... is a kind of tail ) the skinned tail of cattle; used especially for soups

(... is a kind of tail ) posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

(... is a kind of tail ) tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus

(... is a kind of tail ) a short or shortened tail of certain animals

(... is a kind of tail ) a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)

(... is a kind of tail ) loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

(tail is a part of ...) the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

(... is part of tail) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 2: the rear part of a ship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) the side that goes last or is not normally seen

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

(tail is a part of ...) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(tail is a part of ...) a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost

(... is part of tail) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: the rear part of an aircraft - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) the side that goes last or is not normally seen

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

(tail is a part of ...) the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft

(tail is a part of ...) airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft

(tail is a part of ...) the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft

(... is part of tail) the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

Definition 4: (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head - [noun denoting artifact]

(tail is a kind of ...) the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

(... is part of tail) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

(tail is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 5: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

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

  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of tail) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 6: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) someone who travels behind or pursues another

(tail is a kind of ...) a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people

"my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"

Definition 7: any projection that resembles the tail of an animal - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

Definition 8: the time of the last part of something - [noun denoting time]

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

  • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
  • the tail of the storm

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 9: remove or shorten the tail of an animal - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 10: remove the stalk of fruits or berries - [verb of contact]

(tail is a kind of ...) cut the top off

"top trees and bushes"

Definition 11: go after with the intent to catch - [verb of motion]

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

  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms for tail in the sense of this definition

(tail is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of tail ) chase an animal up a tree

"the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it" "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

(... is a kind of tail ) search the trail of (game)

"The dog went off and quested"

(... is a kind of tail ) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

(... is a kind of tail ) pursue until captured

"They ran down the fugitive"

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