1. [ noun ] (zoology) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
Related terms: process rattle caudal_appendage uropygium oxtail fluke scut flag bobtail vertebrate dock
2. [ noun ] the time of the last part of something
Synonyms: tail_end fag_end

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

Related terms: end
3. [ noun ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Synonyms: seat ass bottom rear_end buttocks behind rump hindquarters fundament hind_end keister bum backside posterior prat stern buns tail_end tooshie tush rear can derriere fanny butt nates arse

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

Related terms: body_part torso
4. [ noun ] any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
Synonyms: tail_end
Related terms: projection
5. [ verb ] remove the stalk of fruits or berries
Related terms: top
6. [ verb ] remove or shorten the tail of an animal
Synonyms: bob dock
Related terms: cut bobtail
7. [ noun ] (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
Related terms: head reverse coin plural
8. [ noun ] (work) a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
Synonyms: shadower shadow
Related terms: detective follower spy chase
9. [ noun ] the rear part of an aircraft
Synonyms: empennage tail_assembly
Related terms: rear fuselage stabilizer vertical_tail horizontal_tail
10. [ verb ] go after with the intent to catch
Synonyms: chase go_after trail dog track give_chase tag chase_after

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

Related terms: pursue hound quest run_down chase_away tag_along pursuit pursuer lead tag trailing chaser
11. [ adjective ] (aeronautical) pertaining to the tail section of a plane
Related terms: aft
12. [ noun ] (nautical) the rear part of a ship
Synonyms: stern poop quarter after_part
Related terms: rear ship skeg escutcheon
Similar spelling:   Tawil