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Meaning & Definition of Rail in English

English

Rail

/rel/

noun

1. A barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

    synonym:
  • railing
  • ,
  • rail

2. Short for railway

  • "He traveled by rail"
  • "He was concerned with rail safety"
    synonym:
  • rail

3. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

    synonym:
  • track
  • ,
  • rail
  • ,
  • rails
  • ,
  • runway

4. A horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

    synonym:
  • rail

5. Any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

    synonym:
  • rail

verb

1. Complain bitterly

    synonym:
  • rail
  • ,
  • inveigh

2. Enclose with rails

  • "Rail in the old graves"
    synonym:
  • rail
  • ,
  • rail in

3. Provide with rails

  • "The yard was railed"
    synonym:
  • rail

4. Separate with a railing

  • "Rail off the crowds from the presidential palace"
    synonym:
  • rail
  • ,
  • rail off

5. Convey (goods etc.) by rails

  • "Fresh fruit are railed from italy to belgium"
    synonym:
  • rail

6. Travel by rail or train

  • "They railed from rome to venice"
  • "She trained to hamburg"
    synonym:
  • train
  • ,
  • rail

7. Lay with rails

  • "Hundreds of miles were railed out here"
    synonym:
  • rail

8. Fish with a handline over the rails of a boat

  • "They are railing for fresh fish"
    synonym:
  • rail

9. Spread negative information about

  • "The nazi propaganda vilified the jews"
    synonym:
  • vilify
  • ,
  • revile
  • ,
  • vituperate
  • ,
  • rail

10. Criticize severely

  • "He fulminated against the republicans' plan to cut medicare"
  • "She railed against the bad social policies"
    synonym:
  • fulminate
  • ,
  • rail

Examples of using

The UK must improve the problems with its rail network.