- 1. railing, rail, barrier
- usage: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
- 2. rail, railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system
- usage: short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
- 3. track, rail, rails, runway, bar
- usage: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
- 4. rail, bar
- usage: a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
- 5. rail, wading bird, wader
- usage: any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
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- 1. rail, inveigh, complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
- usage: complain bitterly
- 2. rail, rail in, enclose, hold in, confine
- usage: enclose with rails; "rail in the old graves"
- 3. rail, supply, provide, render, furnish
- usage: provide with rails; "The yard was railed"
- 4. rail, rail off, separate, divide
- usage: separate with a railing; "rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"
- 5. rail, transport
- usage: convey (goods etc.) by rails; "fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
- 6. train, rail, ride
- usage: travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
- 7. rail, lay, put down, repose
- usage: lay with rails; "hundreds of miles were railed out here"
- 8. rail, fish
- usage: fish with a handline over the rails of a boat; "They are railing for fresh fish"
- 9. vilify, revile, vituperate, rail, abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout
- usage: spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
- 10. fulminate, rail, denounce
- usage: criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"
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