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There are 10 meanings of the word Nail.

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Nail - as a noun

Horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
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Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
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A former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

Nail - as a verb

Attach something somewhere by means of nails

Example: "Nail the board onto the wall"

Take into custody

Example: "The police nabbed the suspected criminals"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
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Hit with great force

Example: "He smashed a 3-run homer"

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Succeed in obtaining a position

Example: "He nailed down a spot at harvard"

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Succeed at easily

Example: "She sailed through her exams"

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Locate exactly

Example: "Can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"

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Complete a pass

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Example Sentences

"She painted her nails with a bright red polish."
"The carpenter hammered the nail into the wooden plank."
"I need to buy more nails before I can finish the project."
"The nail broke when I dropped the heavy box on it."
"He hit his thumb with the hammer while trying to drive in a nail."
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Word Game Points

Is NAIL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, nail is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

NAIL has a SCRABBLE points total of 4.

Is NAIL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, nail is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
NAIL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 6.

Is NAIL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, nail is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
NAIL has a WORDFEUD points total of 4.

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