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nail

nail

 
 
pronunciation:
neIl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slim, pointed metal rod with a flat top. A nail is hammered into pieces of wood or other material in order to fasten them together.
 
similar words:
brad, pin, rivet, spike, tack
definition 2: a hard growth at the end of a finger or toe.
I clipped my nails so it would be easier to play the piano.
synonyms:
fingernail
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: nailed, nailing, nails
definition: to fasten or strengthen with a nail or nails.
Dad nailed the basketball hoop to the side of the garage.
synonyms:
fasten
similar words:
affix, attach, fix, join, pin, reinforce, rivet, secure
Word Builder: kinds of nails
  • fingernail:
    the nail at the end of each finger.
  • toenail:
    the nail at the end of each toe.
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