tail meaning

[ teil ] Pronunciation:   "tail" in a sentence
Noun: tail  teyl
  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 tail of the storm"
    - fag end, tail end 
  3. Any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
    - tail end 
  4. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    - buttocks, nates, butt, backside, bum, buns [N. Amer], can [N. Amer], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail end, tooshie, tush [N. Amer], bottom, behind, derriere, heinie [US], derrière 
  5. A spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    - shadow, shadower 
  6. (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head 
  7. The rear part of an aircraft
    - tail assembly, empennage 
  8. The rear part of a ship
    - stern, after part, quarter, poop
Verb: tail  teyl
  1. Go after with the intent to catch
    - chase, chase after, trail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track 
  2. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    - dock, bob 
  3. Remove the stalk of fruits or berries

Sounds like: tale, tael, taille

Derived forms: tails, tailing, tailed

See also: caudal, tailing

Type of: appendage, back, body part, cut, end, ending, follow, follower, outgrowth, pinch, process, projection, pursue, rear, reverse, spy, top, verso

Antonym: head

Part of: body, coin, craniate, fuselage, ship, torso, trunk, vertebrate

Encyclopedia: Tail


[Architecture]
1.

Exposed lower portion of a slate shingle.

2.

Tailing.

3.

See rafter tail.

4.

See lookout.


[Economics]
1) Part of a probability distribution representing events of low probability.

See:

extreme value theory, fat tails.

2) Decimals or small fractions following the whole-figure sum in a bond issue bid.

3) The pool of assets backing an asset-backed security.


[Electronics]
1. The decay of a waveform from maximum amplitude to zero amplitude.
2. Any pulse that follows a main pulse as a result of the main pulse.






tail
taillight monitor An electronic device for warning a motorist of taillight failure.

[Finance]
(1) The difference between the average price in Treasury auctions and the stopout price. (2) A future money market instrument (one available some period hence) created by buying an existing instrument and financing the initial portion of its life with a term repo. (3) The extreme ends under a probability curve. (4) The odd amount in an MBS pool.

Examples

More:   Next
  1. fit the tail assembly to the fuselage.
  2. cars were inching, bonnet to tail.
  3. am i to wear a dinner-jacket or tails?
  4. i didn't fault a man for chasing tail.
  5. the peacock spreads his splendid tail.

Related Words

  1. taigle meaning
  2. taiji meaning
  3. taijiquan meaning
  4. taiko meaning
  5. taikonaut meaning
  6. tail after so meaning
  7. tail assembly meaning
  8. tail away meaning
  9. tail back meaning
  10. tail bay meaning
PC Version