Definitions for tail

Definitions for (noun) tail

Main entry: tail

Definition: the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Main entry: stern, tail, after part, poop, quarter

Definition: the rear part of a ship

Main entry: tail, tail assembly, empennage

Definition: the rear part of an aircraft

Main entry: tail

Definition: (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head

Main entry: keister, seat, rump, rear, rear end, posterior, prat, fanny, fundament, ass, behind, arse, backside, hind end, hindquarters, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, bottom, derriere, tooshie, stern, tail, tail end, tush, nates

Definition: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

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

Main entry: tail, shadow, shadower

Definition: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Main entry: tail, tail end

Definition: any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

Main entry: fag end, tail, tail end

Definition: the time of the last part of something

Usage: the fag end of this crisis-ridden century; the tail of the storm

Definitions for (verb) tail

Main entry: tail

Definition: remove the stalk of fruits or berries

Main entry: tail, bob, dock

Definition: remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Main entry: chase, chase after, dog, tag, tail, track, trail, go after, give chase

Definition: go after with the intent to catch

Usage: The policeman chased the mugger down the alley; the dog chased the rabbit

Visual thesaurus for tail