Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rail

5 senses of rail

Sense 1
railing, rail -- (a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports)
       => barrier -- (a structure or object that impedes free movement)

Sense 2
rail -- (short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety")
       => railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system -- (line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight)

Sense 3
track, rail, rails, runway -- (a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll)
       => bar -- (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape")

Sense 4
rail -- (a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal))
       => bar -- (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape")

Sense 5
rail -- (any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud)
       => wading bird, wader -- (any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rail

10 senses of rail

Sense 1
rail, inveigh -- (complain bitterly)
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

Sense 2
rail, rail in -- (enclose with rails; "rail in the old graves")
       => enclose, hold in, confine -- (close in; darkness enclosed him")

Sense 3
rail -- (provide with rails; "The yard was railed")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 4
rail, rail off -- (separate with a railing; "rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 5
rail -- (convey (goods etc.) by rails; "fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium")
       => transport -- (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Sense 6
train, rail -- (travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg")
       => ride -- (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day")

Sense 7
rail -- (lay with rails; "hundreds of miles were railed out here")
       => lay, put down, repose -- (put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed")

Sense 8
rail -- (fish with a handline over the rails of a boat; "They are railing for fresh fish")
       => fish -- (catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends")

Sense 9
vilify, revile, vituperate, rail -- (spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews")
       => abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout -- (use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher")

Sense 10
fulminate, rail -- (criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies")
       => denounce -- (speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis")

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