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


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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