Antonyms of noun tail

1 of 8 senses of tail

Sense 6
tail -- ((usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head)
       Antonym of head (Sense 28)
      => head -- ((usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; "call heads or tails!")

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

8 senses of tail

Sense 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)
       => process, outgrowth, appendage -- (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")

Sense 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")
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 3
tail, tail end -- (any projection that resembles the tail of an animal)
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Sense 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?")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 5
tail, shadow, shadower -- (a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements)
       => follower -- (someone who travels behind or pursues another)
       => spy -- (a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night")

Sense 6
tail -- ((usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head)
       => reverse, verso -- (the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design)

Sense 7
tail, tail assembly, empennage -- (the rear part of an aircraft)
       => rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")

Sense 8
stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail -- (the rear part of a ship)
       => rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")

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

3 senses of tail

Sense 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")
       => pursue, follow -- (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")

Sense 2
dock, tail, bob -- (remove or shorten the tail of an animal)
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 3
tail -- (remove the stalk of fruits or berries)
       => top, pinch -- (cut the top off; "top trees and bushes")

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