Definitions of rail

  1. To utter reproaches; to scoff.
  2. To inclose with rails or a railing.
  3. To range in a line.
  4. To rail at.
  5. To move or influence by railing.
  6. To inclose with bars, etc.; with in or off.
  7. To inclose with rails.
  8. To enclose or lay with rails.
  9. To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
  10. To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; - followed by at or against, formerly by on.
  11. To use bitter or reproachful language; scoff; with at or against.
  12. To brawl: to use insolent language.
  13. To use taunting or abusive language.
  14. To use abusive language; scold.
  15. criticize severely; " He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; " She railed against the bad social policies"
  16. complain bitterly
  17. enclose with rails; " rail in the old graves"
  18. spread negative information about; " The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
  19. fish with a hand- line aver the rails of a boat; " They are railing for fresh fish"
  20. travel by rail or train; " They railed from Rome to Venice"; " She trained to Hamburg"
  21. Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
  22. To enclose by rail; to send by railway.
  23. To enclose with rails or railing.
  24. To use opprobrious words; to utter reproachful language; to scoff.
  25. short for railway; " he traveled by rail"; " he was concerned with rail safety"
  26. fish with a hand- line over the rails of a boat; " They are railing for fresh fish"
  27. lay with rails; " hundreds of miles were railed out here"
  28. convey ( goods etc.) by rails; " fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
  29. provide with rails; " The yard was railed"
  30. A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a place not accesible by rail.
  31. An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
  32. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
  33. A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See Illust. of Style.
  34. A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
  35. The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
  36. The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
  37. A bar of timber or metal extending from one support to another, as in fences, staircases, etc.: a barrier: one of the iron bars on which railway carriages run: ( arch.) the horizontal part of a frame and panel.
  38. A genus of wading birds with a harsh cry.
  39. A wading- bird.
  40. A wooden bar; iron bar on which cars run; a wading- bird.
  41. Railer.
  42. A bar, as of wood or iron, resting on supports.
  43. A wooden or metal bar extending from one support to another, as in fences; a wooden or iron fence; a balustrade or staircase; a bar on which, railway carriages run; railway.
  44. A genus of wading birds.
  45. A bar or strip of wood, metal, & c., extending from one upright post or support to others; in arch., the horizontal bar in any piece of framing; one of the iron bars on which a railway- carriage runs; the railway itself.
  46. A bird having peculiar harsh notes; a name applied to the corncrake or land- rail, and the water- rail.
  47. A woman's upper garment, as night- rail.
  48. Railing.