1. [ noun ] a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
Synonyms: railing
Related terms: barrier bannister taffrail fife_rail bar safety_rail bannister ledger_board
2. [ noun ] (transportation,business) short for railway

"he traveled by rail" "he was concerned with rail safety"

Related terms: railway train
3. [ verb ] complain bitterly
Synonyms: inveigh
Related terms: complain
4. [ verb ] fish with a hand-line aver the rails of a boat

"They are railing for fresh fish"

Related terms: fish
5. [ noun ] (transportation) a bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll
Synonyms: rails track
Related terms: bar third_rail railroad_track tramline train
6. [ noun ] a horizontal bar (usually of wood)
Related terms: bar split_rail picture_rail plate_rail ledger_board hitchrack
7. [ verb ] (transportation) convey (goods etc.) by rails

"fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"

Related terms: transport track
8. [ verb ] spread negative information about
Synonyms: revile vituperate vilify

"The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

Related terms: abuse vituperation defamer smear
9. [ verb ] lay with rails

"hundreds of miles were railed out here"

Related terms: lay track
10. [ verb ] separate with a railing
Synonyms: rail_off

"rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"

Related terms: separate railing
11. [ verb ] criticize severely
Synonyms: fulminate

"He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare" "She railed against the bad social policies"

Related terms: denounce fulmination
12. [ verb ] provide or enclose with rails

"The yard was railed"

Related terms: supply architecture railing
13. [ verb ] enclose with rails
Synonyms: rail_in

"rail in the old graves"

Related terms: enclose
14. [ verb ] (transportation) travel by rail or train
Synonyms: train

"They railed from Rome to Venice" "She trained to Hamburg"

Related terms: ride track
15. [ noun ] (zoology) any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
Related terms: wading_bird crake weka notornis coot Rallidae
Similar spelling:   Railey