Synonyms of tail


1. tail, process, outgrowth, appendage

usage: the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

2. fag end, tail, tail end, end, ending

usage: the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"

3. tail, tail end, projection

usage: any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

4. 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, body part

usage: 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?"

5. tail, shadow, shadower, follower, spy

usage: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

6. tail, reverse, verso

usage: (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head

7. tail, tail assembly, empennage, rear, back

usage: the rear part of an aircraft

8. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail, rear, back

usage: the rear part of a ship


1. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track, pursue, follow

usage: go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

2. dock, tail, bob, cut

usage: remove or shorten the tail of an animal

3. tail, top, pinch

usage: remove the stalk of fruits or berries

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Definition and meaning of tail (Dictionary)