1. [ verb ] attach something somewhere by means of nails

"nail the board onto the wall"

Related terms: attach pin_down
2. [ noun ] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Related terms: fastener brad doornail tenpenny_nail tack clout_nail stub_nail hobnail eightpenny_nail clinch spike sixpenny_nail staple fourpenny_nail shank nailhead clinch head
3. [ noun ] (zoology) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
Related terms: horny_structure fingernail toenail epidermis integumentary_system digit half-moon matrix
4. [ verb ] (law,criminal law) take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
Synonyms: arrest pick_up apprehend nab collar cop
Related terms: clutch seize bull apprehension apprehender
5. [ verb ] hit hard
Synonyms: smash blast boom

"He smashed a 3-run homer"

Related terms: hit blast
6. [ verb ] succeed at easily
Synonyms: sweep_through make_it breeze_through pass_with_flying_colors sail_through ace pass

"She sailed through her exams" "You will pass with flying colors" "She nailed her astrophysics course"

Related terms: fail succeed pass breeze_through ace
7. [ verb ] locate exactly
Synonyms: pinpoint

"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?" "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

Related terms: locate speck
8. [ verb ] succeed in obtaining a position
Synonyms: nail_down peg

"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

Related terms: succeed
9. [ verb ] (american football,games) complete a pass, in football
Synonyms: complete
Related terms: play football
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4772
11. [ noun ] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
Related terms: linear_unit
Similar spelling:   Nall