Nail meaning

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A slender rod used in operations to fasten together the divided extremities of a broken bone.
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A fingernail or toenail.
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Nail means to attach or join.

An example of to nail is joining two pieces of wood together while building a table.

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Nail is defined as a thin tough covering that grows from the tips of the fingers and toes.

An example of a nail is what would be cared for and painted during a manicure.

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A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener.
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A measure of length formerly used for cloth, equal to116 yard (5.7 centimeters).
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To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
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To cover, enclose, or shut by fastening with nails.

Nail up a window.

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To keep fixed, motionless, or intent.

Fear nailed me to my seat.

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An old cloth measure, equal to 214 inches.
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To attach or fasten together or onto something else with or as with nails.
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To secure, hold, or fasten shut with nails.
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To fix (the eyes, attention, etc.) steadily on an object.
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To discover or expose (a lie, etc.)
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To catch, capture, seize, or intercept.
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To hit squarely.
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To have sexual intercourse with; esp., to penetrate sexually.
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To execute or accomplish flawlessly.

The gymnast nailed her routine.

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A claw or talon.
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The definition of a nail is a narrow piece of metal with a sharp point and usually with a flat head used for holding things together or hanging objects.

An example of a nail is what someone would hammer into the wall in order to hang a picture.

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Something resembling a nail in shape, sharpness, or use.
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To put out (a base runner).
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To have sexual intercourse with.
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A tapered piece of metal, commonly pointed and having a flattened head, driven with a hammer, and used to hold pieces or parts together, to hang things on, etc.
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hard as nails
  • Callous, unfeeling, remorseless, etc.
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hit the nail on the head
  • To do or say whatever is exactly right or to the point.
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nail down
  • To fasten tightly with nails.
  • To settle definitely; clinch.
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nail up
  • To fasten with nails to a wall or at some height.
  • To fasten (a door, window, etc.) tightly with nails.
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Origin of nail

  • Middle English from Old English nægl fingernail, toenail nogh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition