Synonyms for (noun) rail

Synonyms: rail

Definition: any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

Similar words: wader, wading bird

Definition: any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food


Synonyms: rail

Definition: a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

Similar words: bar

Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

Usage: there were bars in the windows to prevent escape


Synonyms: rail

Definition: short for railway

Usage: he traveled by rail; he was concerned with rail safety

Similar words: railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system

Definition: line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight


Synonyms: rail, railing

Definition: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

Similar words: barrier

Definition: a structure or object that impedes free movement


Synonyms: runway, track, rail, rails

Definition: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

Similar words: bar

Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

Usage: there were bars in the windows to prevent escape

Synonyms for (verb) rail

Synonyms: rail, fulminate

Definition: criticize severely

Usage: He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare; She railed against the bad social policies

Similar words: denounce

Definition: speak out against

Usage: He denounced the Nazis


Synonyms: vilify, vituperate, rail, revile

Definition: spread negative information about

Usage: The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

Similar words: abuse, shout, blackguard, clapperclaw

Definition: use foul or abusive language towards

Usage: The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket; The angry mother shouted at the teacher


Synonyms: rail, inveigh

Definition: complain bitterly

Similar words: sound off, kvetch, kick, quetch, plain, complain

Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Usage: My mother complains all day; She has a lot to kick about


Synonyms: rail

Definition: fish with a handline over the rails of a boat

Usage: They are railing for fresh fish

Similar words: fish

Definition: catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

Usage: I like to go fishing on weekends


Synonyms: rail

Definition: lay with rails

Usage: hundreds of miles were railed out here

Similar words: put down, repose, lay

Definition: put in a horizontal position

Usage: lay the books on the table; lay the patient carefully onto the bed


Synonyms: train, rail

Definition: travel by rail or train

Usage: They railed from Rome to Venice; She trained to Hamburg

Similar words: ride

Definition: be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

Usage: I ride to work in a bus; He rides the subway downtown every day


Synonyms: rail

Definition: convey (goods etc.) by rails

Usage: fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium

Similar words: transport

Definition: move something or somebody around; usually over long distances


Synonyms: rail, rail off

Definition: separate with a railing

Usage: rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace

Similar words: divide, separate

Definition: make a division or separation


Synonyms: rail

Definition: provide with rails

Usage: The yard was railed

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: rail, rail in

Definition: enclose with rails

Usage: rail in the old graves

Similar words: enclose, hold in, confine

Definition: close in; darkness enclosed him"