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  1. tail

    • IPA[teɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect;a slender backward prolongation of each hindwing in some butterflies.
    • v.
      follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret;follow
    • verb: tail, 3rd person present: tails, gerund or present participle: tailing, past tense: tailed, past participle: tailed

    • noun: tail, plural noun: tails

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    名詞

    • 1. the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect the dog's tail began to wag frantically 同義詞 hindmost part, back end, appendage, brush, scut, ... 更多反義詞 front, head
    • a slender backward prolongation of each hindwing in some butterflies.
    • 2. a thing resembling an animal's tail in its shape or position, typically extending downwards or outwards at the end of something the tail of a capital
    • the rear part of an aeroplane, with the tailplane and rudder the fuselage tapers sharply towards the tail
    • the lower or hanging part of a garment, especially the back of a shirt or coat he wiped his hands on the tail of his grubby vest he stormed off, the tails of his jacket flapping behind him
    • informal a tailcoat, or a man's formal evening suit with a tailcoat the men looked debonair in white tie and tails
    • the luminous trail of particles following a comet.
    • the lower end of a pool or stream shallow riffles and the tails of pools are prime feeding areas
    • the exposed end of a slate or tile in a roof the slates are dressed with the bevelled tail and edge characteristic of thick, square stone roofing
    • an extremity of a curve approaching the horizontal axis of a graph, especially that of a frequency distribution.
    • 3. the end of a long train or line of people or vehicles a catering truck at the tail of the convoy
    • the final, more distant, or weaker part of something the tail of a hurricane 同義詞 rear, end, back, extremity, conclusion, ... 更多反義詞 head, front, beginning, start
    • the end of the batting order, with the weakest batsmen McDermott worked his way through the tail, finishing with ten wickets
    • 4. informal a person secretly following another to observe their movements I can't put a tail on him, I don't know where he's gone 同義詞 detective, investigator, private investigator, shadow, informalsleuth, ... 更多
    • 5. North American informal a person's buttocks the coach kicked Ryan in his tail 同義詞 buttocks, backside, behind, bottom, seat, ... 更多
    • vulgar slang a woman's genitals.
    • informal women collectively regarded in sexual terms I was getting worried that both of us would be chasing tail and getting into trouble for the rest of our lives
    • 6. the side of a coin without the image of a head on it (used when tossing a coin to determine a winner) the chances of heads and tails in the long run are equal

    動詞

    • 1. follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over London
    • follow they went to their favourite cafe—Owen and Sally tailed along
    • 2. provide with a tail her calligraphy was topped by banners of black ink and tailed like the haunches of fabulous beasts the eight main chapters are topped and tailed with an introduction and an epilogue
    • 3. North American (of an object in flight) drift or curve in a particular direction the next pitch tailed in on me at the last second
    • 4. remove the stalks or ends of (fruit or vegetables) in preparation for cooking.
    • 5. pull on the end of (a rope) after it has been wrapped round the drum of a winch a few times, in order to prevent slipping when the winch rotates.
    • 6. archaic join (one thing) to another.
    • adj.
      having a tail of a specified kind: a long-tailed lizard white-tailed eagles

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      having a tail of a specified kind: a long-tailed lizard white-tailed eagles

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a narrow hairless tail like that of a rat, or something that resembles one: he's growing it longer, with a thin rat-tail braid at the back

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a narrow hairless tail like that of a rat, or something that resembles one: he's growing it longer, with a thin rat-tail braid at the back

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a fin at the posterior extremity of a fish's body, typically continuous with the tail.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a fin at the posterior extremity of a fish's body, typically continuous with the tail.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[tāl]

    美式

    • n.
      the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as ... the dog's tail began to wag frantically
    • v.
      follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret: a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over Paris

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[teɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      limitation of ownership, especially of an estate or title limited to a person and their direct ... the land was held in tail general

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    • IPA[tāl]

    美式

    • n.
      limitation of ownership, especially of an estate or title limited to a person and their heirs: the land was held in tail general

    Oxford American Dictionary

  2. 知識+

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