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Synonyms for tail
teɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tail(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    fanny, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, tail assembly, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, tush, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  2. fag end, tail, tail end(noun)

    the time of the last part of something

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

    Synonyms:
    fanny, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, tail assembly, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, tush, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  3. tail, tail end(noun)

    any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

    Synonyms:
    fanny, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, tail assembly, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, tush, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

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

    Synonyms:
    screw, arse, keister, female genital organ, substructure, stinkpot, goat, cornerstone, stern, lavatory, git, croup, arsehole, butt, shadower, crapper, commode, throne, skunk, base, tooshie, foundation, butt end, lav, derriere, can buoy, shag, place, seat, prat, bottomland, hind end, behind, tin can, scum bag, asshole, freighter, understructure, ass, stub, backside, after part, female genitals, tramp, female genitalia, idler, nookie, toilet, piece of tail, laughingstock, shtup, poop, foot, screwing, posterior, potty, bathroom, quarter, do-nothing, back end, dirty dog, tush, merchantman, canful, can, croupe, butt joint, john, back tooth, bunghole, nates, rat, rump, nooky, pot, back, privy, underside, piece of ass, rear end, rear, layabout, bottom, buns, merchant ship, undersurface, tail assembly, hobo, loafer, fundament, stool, roll in the hay, empennage, rotter, so-and-so, stooge, target, stinker, buttocks, bottom of the inning, hindquarters, bum, cigaret, coffin nail, tin, crumb, groundwork, shadow, fag end, cigarette, bed, basis, tail end, fanny, lowlife, puke

    Antonyms:
    head

  5. tail, shadow, shadower(noun)

    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

    Synonyms:
    fanny, phantom, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, apparition, dark, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, vestige, tail assembly, buns, phantasm, tincture, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, fantasm, hind end, rump, keister, darkness, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, trace, tush, phantasma, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  6. tail(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    fanny, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, tail assembly, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, tush, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  7. tail, tail assembly, empennage(noun)

    the rear part of an aircraft

    Synonyms:
    fanny, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, tail assembly, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, tush, after part, poop

    Antonyms:
    head

  8. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail(verb)

    the rear part of a ship

    Synonyms:
    fourth, fag end, seat, nincompoop, butt, shite, quarter, shadower, can, nates, quartern, crap, shadow, fundament, low-down, posterior, buttocks, behind, shit, ninny, stern, bottom, twenty-five percent, backside, bum, empennage, fourth part, tail assembly, buns, the skinny, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, one-quarter, turd, dirt, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, fanny, rear, tush, after part, poop, one-fourth, dope, rear end

    Antonyms:
    head

  9. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, quest for, traverse, pass over, chase after, cut through, cover, shack, chamfer, mark, get over, chase, drop back, cut across, furrow, go after, get across, trail, train, bob, get behind, label, dog, track, pursue, cross, tag, quest after, drag, dock, hang back, drop behind

    Antonyms:
    head

  10. dock, tail, bob(verb)

    remove or shorten the tail of an animal

    Synonyms:
    bobsled, dog, chase after, curtsy, dock, bob, tag, track, chase, trail, go after, give chase

    Antonyms:
    head

  11. tail(verb)

    remove the stalk of fruits or berries

    Synonyms:
    chase after, dock, dog, trail, tag, track, chase, bob, go after, give chase

    Antonyms:
    head

Wiktionary

  1. tail(noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

    I'm gonna get me some tail tonight.

    Synonyms:
    poontang, tang, ass, poon, punani, pussy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    end, extremity, fag-end, hinder part

  2. tail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    skirt, flap

  3. tail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Mus.) stem (of a note)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tail(n)

    Associated words:
    caudal, dock, scut, prehensile, caudate, bicaudal, rump, uropygium

How to pronounce tail?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say tail in sign language?

  1. tail

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How to use tail in a sentence?

  1. Evangelos Venizelos:

    I am calling on and begging the Greek people and wise political parties of the country: now that we have eaten the donkey and almost all its tail and we only have a small part - a difficult bit at the end - to offer their help so that we won't get into a new adventure.

  2. Josh Billings:

    Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail then you can let go when you want to.

  3. Darlene Perkins:

    It's a mighty poor dog that won't wag its own tail. get up and get an education, put those games down. Put the phone down, read something and come out [and make a difference].

  4. Jeremy Farrar:

    As we saw with the new confirmed case just last week, the Ebola epidemic is likely to have a long tail and it's possible that several more isolated cases will emerge in the coming weeks and months, this vaccine...could still play an important role in containing any additional flare ups of this outbreak, as well as being available to help prevent future epidemics.

  5. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

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