rail

phonetic symbol: / réɪl / 

rail - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

[ noun ]
■ a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

[ noun ]
■ short for railway
e.g.)
・he traveled by rail
・he was concerned with rail safety

[ noun ]
■ a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
railing

[ noun ]
■ a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
rails , runway , track

[ verb ]
■ criticize severely
e.g.)
・She railed against the bad social policies
fulminate

[ verb ]
■ spread negative information about
revile , vilify , vituperate

[ verb ]
■ complain bitterly
inveigh

[ verb ]
■ fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
e.g.)
・They are railing for fresh fish

[ verb ]
■ lay with rails
e.g.)
・hundreds of miles were railed out here

[ verb ]
■ travel by rail or train
e.g.)
・They railed from Rome to Venice
train

[ verb ]
■ convey (goods etc.) by rails
e.g.)
・fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium

[ verb ]
■ separate with a railing
e.g.)
・rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace
rail off

[ verb ]
■ provide with rails
e.g.)
・The yard was railed

[ verb ]
■ enclose with rails
e.g.)
・rail in the old graves
rail in

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