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Definition of Nails

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hammer a nail; attach with a nail; shut up (a box, container, etc.) with nails; arrest, trap; catch in lie; focus in on, set firmly on; find; punch, hit (Slang); (Slang) have sex with (vulgar)
pin of steel, specially shaped little metal peg used in construction and carpentry; hard growth on the top surface of the ends of fingers and toes; ancient unit of measurement for cloth equal to 2 1/4 inches
Nails Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

 clamp nails 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ewinog = a. having nails, clawed
Ymewino = to fasten one's nails
snail slain
Australian Slang
WordNet 2.0

1. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
(hypernym) horny structure, unguis
(hyponym) fingernail
(part-holonym) integumentary system
(part-meronym) half-moon, lunula, lunule
2. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
(hypernym) fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
(hyponym) brad
(part-meronym) clinch
3. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
(hypernym) linear unit

1. attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
(hypernym) attach
(see-also) pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow down, narrow, specify
2. take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
(synonym) collar, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop
(hypernym) seize, prehend, clutch
3. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
(synonym) smash, boom, blast
(hypernym) hit
4. succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
(synonym) nail down, peg
(hypernym) succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
5. succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
(synonym) breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through
(hypernym) pass, make it
6. locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
(synonym) pinpoint
(hypernym) locate, turn up
7. complete a pass
(synonym) complete
(hypernym) play
(classification) football, football game
Nails Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To see nails in your dreams, indicates much toil and small recompense.

To deal in nails, shows that you will engage in honorable work, even if it be lowly.

To see rusty or broken nails, indicates sickness and failure in business.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Nails Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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In biology
  • Nail (anatomy), toughened keratin at the end of an animal digit
  • Nail (beak), a plate of hard horny tissue at the tip of some bird beaks

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