What is rail?

  • (verb): Provide with rails.
    Example: "The yard was railed"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rail, rails:

Rail - Other Uses
... Crayon Rails, the generic term for a board game which recreates the building of railroads via the use of crayons Rail (1967 short film), made by Geoffrey Jones for ...
Transport - Rail - Jaipur Metro
... A rapid transit rail project by the name Jaipur Metro is under progress ... It will provide means of faster commutation for the city residents ...
Transport In Iceland - Rail
... Iceland has no public railways, although proposals to build a passenger line between Keflavík and Reykjavík have been made as well as proposals to build a light rail system in Reykjavík ... Several former locomotive-powered and hand-operated railways have closed and been dismantled, although some evidence of their existence remains in museums and as static exhibits ...
Huntington, West Virginia - Infrastructure - Rail
... western terminus of the C O Railroad, Huntington has served as a major break of bulk point between rail traffic and the Ohio River/Mississippi River watershed ... CSX, the successor company to C O, continues to maintain a regional office, a rail yard, a freight car light repair shop and a locomotive heavy repair facility in the city ... The city was once a hub for passenger rail service in the region, but accounts for a significantly smaller portion of rail traffic than in the early decades of the 20th century ...

More definitions of "rail":

  • (noun): Short for railway.
    Example: "He traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
  • (verb): Convey (goods etc.) by rails.
    Example: "Fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
  • (verb): Criticize severely.
    Synonyms: fulminate
  • (verb): Enclose with rails.
    Example: "Rail in the old graves"
    Synonyms: rail in
  • (noun): A barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports.
    Synonyms: railing
  • (verb): Lay with rails.
    Example: "Hundreds of miles were railed out here"
  • (verb): Travel by rail or train.
    Synonyms: train
  • (noun): A horizontal bar (usually of wood).
  • (verb): Complain bitterly.
    Synonyms: inveigh
  • (noun): A bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll.
    Synonyms: track, rails
  • (verb): Separate with a railing.
    Example: "Rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"
    Synonyms: rail off
  • (noun): Any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud.
  • (verb): Fish with a hand-line over the rails of a boat.
    Example: "They are railing for fresh fish"

Famous quotes containing the word rail:

    For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    Old man, it’s four flights up and for what?
    Your room is hardly any bigger than your bed.
    Puffing as you climb, you are a brown woodcut
    stooped over the thin rail and the wornout tread.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will—the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)