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Meaning of tail


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  tail
      n 1: the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially
           when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part
           of the body
      2: the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this
         crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm" [syn: {fag
         end}, {tail}, {tail end}]
      3: any projection that resembles the tail of an animal [syn:
         {tail}, {tail end}]
      4: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he
         deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on
         your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: {buttocks}, {nates},
         {arse}, {butt}, {backside}, {bum}, {buns}, {can},
         {fundament}, {hindquarters}, {hind end}, {keister},
         {posterior}, {prat}, {rear}, {rear end}, {rump}, {stern},
         {seat}, {tail}, {tail end}, {tooshie}, {tush}, {bottom},
         {behind}, {derriere}, {fanny}, {ass}]
      5: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
         [syn: {tail}, {shadow}, {shadower}]
      6: (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not
         bear the representation of a person's head [ant: {head}]
      7: the rear part of an aircraft [syn: {tail}, {tail assembly},
         {empennage}]
      8: the rear part of a ship [syn: {stern}, {after part},
         {quarter}, {poop}, {tail}]
      v 1: go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased
           the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
           [syn: {chase}, {chase after}, {trail}, {tail}, {tag}, {give
           chase}, {dog}, {go after}, {track}]
      2: remove or shorten the tail of an animal [syn: {dock}, {tail},
         {bob}]
      3: remove the stalk of fruits or berries


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