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High-speed rail would revolutionise interstate travel and would also be an economic game-changer for dozens of regional communities along its path.
Anthony Albanese

Meaning of "rail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RAIL

From Old French raille rod, from Latin rēgula ruler, straight piece of wood.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RAIL

rail  [reɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rail is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rail in English.

WHAT DOES RAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rail in the English dictionary

The first definition of rail in the dictionary is a horizontal bar of wood, metal, etc, supported by vertical posts, functioning as a fence, barrier, handrail, etc. Other definition of rail is a horizontal bar fixed to a wall on which to hang things. Rail is also one of a pair of parallel bars laid on a prepared track, roadway, etc, that serve as a guide and running surface for the wheels of a railway train, tramcar, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RAIL

PRESENT

Present
I rail
you rail
he/she/it rails
we rail
you rail
they rail
Present continuous
I am railing
you are railing
he/she/it is railing
we are railing
you are railing
they are railing
Present perfect
I have railed
you have railed
he/she/it has railed
we have railed
you have railed
they have railed
Present perfect continuous
I have been railing
you have been railing
he/she/it has been railing
we have been railing
you have been railing
they have been railing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I railed
you railed
he/she/it railed
we railed
you railed
they railed
Past continuous
I was railing
you were railing
he/she/it was railing
we were railing
you were railing
they were railing
Past perfect
I had railed
you had railed
he/she/it had railed
we had railed
you had railed
they had railed
Past perfect continuous
I had been railing
you had been railing
he/she/it had been railing
we had been railing
you had been railing
they had been railing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rail
you will rail
he/she/it will rail
we will rail
you will rail
they will rail
Future continuous
I will be railing
you will be railing
he/she/it will be railing
we will be railing
you will be railing
they will be railing
Future perfect
I will have railed
you will have railed
he/she/it will have railed
we will have railed
you will have railed
they will have railed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been railing
you will have been railing
he/she/it will have been railing
we will have been railing
you will have been railing
they will have been railing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rail
you would rail
he/she/it would rail
we would rail
you would rail
they would rail
Conditional continuous
I would be railing
you would be railing
he/she/it would be railing
we would be railing
you would be railing
they would be railing
Conditional perfect
I would have rail
you would have rail
he/she/it would have rail
we would have rail
you would have rail
they would have rail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been railing
you would have been railing
he/she/it would have been railing
we would have been railing
you would have been railing
they would have been railing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rail
we let´s rail
you rail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rail
Past participle
railed
Present Participle
railing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAIL


ale
eɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
dale
deɪl
detail
ˈdiːteɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
fail
feɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
mail
meɪl
male
meɪl
nail
neɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
sale
seɪl
scale
skeɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
thumbnail
ˈθʌmˌneɪl
trail
treɪl
travail
ˈtræveɪl
vale
veɪl
wholesale
ˈhəʊlˌseɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAIL

raik
rail gauge
rail link
rail rage
rail strike
rail traffic
rail transport
railbed
railbird
railbus
railcar
railcard
railer
railhead
railing
railingly
railings
railleries
raillery
railless

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAIL

Abigail
ail
airmail
avail
bail
get out of jail
go into detail
Grail
hail
Holy Grail
in detail
nose to tail
on the nail
ponytail
prevail
Royal Mail
sail
snail
vail
webmail

Synonyms and antonyms of rail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rail

Translation of «rail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAIL

Find out the translation of rail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

扶手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

riel
570 millions of speakers

English

rail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перила
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corrimão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rampe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kereta api
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umzäunung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가로장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấn song
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரயில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेल्वे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

demiryolu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rotaia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poręcz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перило
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κιγκλίδωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spoor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ledstång
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gelender
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAIL»

The term «rail» is very widely used and occupies the 6.191 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rail

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10 QUOTES WITH «RAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rail.
1
Greg Abbott
America is ready for livable communities. America is ready for high-speed rail.
2
Aeschylus
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
3
Anthony Albanese
Australia has an economic interest in ensuring our cities have 21st century urban rail transport to reduce traffic congestion.
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Anthony Albanese
The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow.
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Anthony Albanese
High-speed rail would revolutionise interstate travel and would also be an economic game-changer for dozens of regional communities along its path.
6
William Bell
There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on... we had some good times.
7
Tim Bishop
As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations.
8
Corrine Brown
We continue to subsidize highways and aviation, but when it comes to our passenger rail system, we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
9
Corrine Brown
I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America.
10
Corrine Brown
Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAIL»

Discover the use of rail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong
A substantial new introduction updates this edition.
Norm Cohen, David Cohen, 2000
2
People and Rail Systems: Human Factors at the Heart of the ...
Following on from 2005's Rail Human Factors: Supporting the Integrated Railway, this book brings together an even broader range of academics and practitioners from around the world to share their expertise and experience on rail human ...
John R. Wilson, 2007
3
Minehunter
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Minehunters are mine countermeasure vessels that actively detect and destroy individual naval mines.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
4
Rail Quality and Maintenance for Modern Railway Operation
It turned out to be some baby, with 112 delegates from 24 countries taking part! As with its predecessor, the conference was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between research investigators, rail makers and railway engineers.
J.J. Kalker, D.F. Cannon, O. Orringer, 1993
5
USA by Rail: Plus Canada's Main Routes
Describes routes crisscrossing the United States, shows how to make the most of a rail pass and includes maps and sightseeing and accommodation tips.
John Pitt, 2012
6
Rail Transit Capacity
Investigates and quantifies the variables that affect the maximum passenger carrying capacity of rail transit in four categories-- rail rapid transit (heavy rail), light rail transit, commuter rail, and automated guideway transit (AGT)--in ...
‎1996
7
Rail Human Factors around the World: Impacts on and of ...
This book, the third on rail human factors, is drawn from papers presented at the Lille 3rd International Conference on Rail Human Factors.
John R Wilson, Ann Mills, Theresa Clarke, 2012
8
High Speed Rail in the United States
Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) What is High Speed Rail (HSR)?; (3) HSR Options; (4) Components of a HSR System: Conventional HSR; Track; Signal and Commun.
David Randall Peterman, 2010
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Design and Construction of Pavements and Rail Tracks: ...
The volume presents advanced procedures for laboratory and field materials characterization, including processed materials (non-conventional road construction materials), novel tests for field stiffness evaluation, a pre-standard for roller ...
Antonio Gomes Correia, Yoshitsugu Momoya, Fumio Tatsuoka, 2007
10
Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters
In this book, George Bibel presents riveting tales of trains gone wrong, the detective work of finding out why, and the safety improvements that were born of tragedy. Train Wreck details 17 crashes in which more than 200 people were killed.
George Bibel, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rail Agency Plans to Urge Additional Safety Steps on Passenger …
The new safety advisory would apply to all of the country's 28 commuter railroads, including the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
2
RMT and Network Rail hold talks in move to avert strikes
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are due to walk out for 24 hours from 5pm on 4 June and for 48 hours from the same time on 9 June. «The Guardian, May 15»
3
Bank holiday travel disruption: rail strikes and road chaos
A major strike by railway workers threatens to bring the entire train network almost to a standstill over the bank holiday weekend, hitting millions of families, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
4
Low US Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say
So the fatal derailment of an Amtrak train last week in Philadelphia that was traveling at half that speed surprised many outside North America, where railway ... «New York Times, May 15»
5
America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart
The rails of the Northeast Corridor are decaying, increasingly strained - and moving more people than ever around the nation's most densely populated region. «WCVB Boston, May 15»
6
Deadly Amtrak Accident Highlights Political Divide Over Rail
Such political clashes occur with increasing vitriol, erasing a century of bipartisan support for railroads as a backbone of American commerce and travel. «Bloomberg, May 15»
7
US, Canada set tough rail tanker safety rules
There's widespread agreement on the need for stronger cars, after a surge in rail shipments of oil that has accompanied the boom in domestic oil and gas ... «CNBC, May 15»
8
Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety
The crash is renewing a decades-long debate about whether more safety measures are needed in Los Angeles County's growing rail network where drivers, ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
9
CN Rail, BNSF Tackle Accidents as Group Seeks Ban on Oil Trains
(Bloomberg) -- Canadian National Railway Co. is building a 1,500-foot (457 meter) long track to bypass a burning train that derailed Saturday in northern Ontario ... «Bloomberg, Mar 15»
10
Crossing at scene of California rail crash was known rail hazard
OXNARD, Calif. (Reuters) - The rail crossing where a California commuter train plowed into a truck on Tuesday was a known transportation hazard and the ... «Yahoo News, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Rail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rail>. Mar 2020 ».
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