(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (law) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed.

- estate tail


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

Definition categories: animal, appendage, outgrowth, process

2. the time of the last part of something

- the tail of the storm

Definition categories: time, end, ending

3. any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

Definition categories: shape, projection

4. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Similar word(s): backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tush

Definition categories: body

5. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Similar word(s): shadow, shadower

Definition categories: person, follower, spy

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

Definition categories: man–made, reverse, verso

7. the rear part of an aircraft

Similar word(s): empennage

Definition categories: man–made, back, rear

8. the rear part of a ship

Similar word(s): poop, quarter, stern

Definition categories: man–made, back, rear

Sentences with tail as a noun:

- Most primates have a tail and fangs.

- A sequence is said to be frequently if every tail of the sequence contains .

- After the burly macho nudists' polar bear dip, their tails were spectacularly shrunk, so they looked like an immature kid's innocent tail.

- I'm gonna get me some tail tonight.

- tail male — limitation to male heirsin tail — subject to such a limitation


1. go after with the intent to catch

Similar word(s): chase, dog, tag, track, trail

Definition categories: motion, follow, pursue

2. remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Similar word(s): bob, dock

Definition categories: contact, cut

3. remove the stalk of fruits or berries

Definition categories: contact, pinch, top

Sentences with tail as a verb:

- Tail that car!

- This vessel tails downstream.