Dictionary Results for nail


1. nail - noun

· horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

Hypernym(s): horny_structure, unguis




2. nail - noun

· a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Hypernym(s): fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing




3. nail - noun

· a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure




4. nail - verb

· attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"

Hypernym(s): attach




5. nail - verb

· take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

Synonym(s): collar, apprehend, arrest, pick_up, nab, cop

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




6. nail - verb

· hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

Synonym(s): smash, boom, blast

Hypernym(s): hit




7. nail - verb

· succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"

Synonym(s): nail_down, peg

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods




8. nail - verb

· succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"

Synonym(s): breeze_through, ace, pass_with_flying_colors, sweep_through, sail_through

Hypernym(s): pass, make_it




9. nail - verb

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

Synonym(s): pinpoint

Hypernym(s): locate, turn_up




10. nail - verb

· complete a pass

Synonym(s): complete

Hypernym(s): play





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