railing

  • 1 Railing — Rail ing, a. Expressing reproach; insulting. [1913 Webster] Angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them. 2 Pet. ii. 11. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Railing — Rail ing, n. 1. A barrier made of a rail or of rails, together with vertical supports. The typical railing in the interior of structures or on porches has a horizontal rail near waist height, and multiple vertical supports. Its function is… …

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  • 3 Railing — may refer to: *Guard rail, a system to keep people or vehicles from straying into dangerous areas *Insufflation, a method of drug delivery also called railing …

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  • 4 railing — index aspersion, diatribe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 railing — ► NOUN ▪ a fence or barrier made of rails …

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  • 6 railing — [rā′liŋ] n. 1. materials for rails 2. rails collectively 3. a fence or balustrade made of rails and posts …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Railing — Rail Rail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Railed} (r[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Railing}.] 1. To inclose with rails or a railing. [1913 Webster] It ought to be fenced in and railed. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. To range in a line. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 railing — [[t]re͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] railings 1) N COUNT A fence made from metal bars is called a railing or railings. He walked out on to the balcony where he rested his arms on the railing. ...the iron railings of the convent grounds. 2) → See also rail …

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  • 9 railing — UK [ˈreɪlɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms railing : singular railing plural railings a) a fence made of narrow posts supporting an upper bar b) the upper bar of a fence …

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  • 10 railing — noun Railing is used after these nouns: ↑metal …

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  • 11 railing — noun hold on to the railing Syn: fence, fencing, rail(s), paling, palisade, balustrade, banister …

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  • 12 railing — rail [v] criticize harshly abuse, attack, bawl out*, berate, blast, castigate, censure, chew out*, complain, fulminate, fume, inveigh, jaw, objurate, rant, rate, revile, scold, thunder, tongue lash*, upbraid, vituperate, vociferate, whip; concept …

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  • 13 railing —   Pale.    ♦ Porch railing, pale lānai …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 14 railing — noun Date: 15th century 1. a barrier consisting of a rail and supports 2. rails; also material for making rails …

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  • 15 railing — /ray ling/, n. 1. a fencelike barrier composed of one or more horizontal rails supported by widely spaced uprights; balustrade. 2. banister. 3. rails collectively. [1350 1400; RAIL1 + ING1] * * * …

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  • 16 railing — noun A fence or barrier consisting of one or more horizontal rails and vertical supports. During the war, everyones railings were taken away to make bombers …

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  • 17 railing — Synonyms and related words: balustrade, banister, bantering, barrier, booing, boundary, catcalling, chaffing, derisive, derisory, fence, fleering, flippant, fooling, grinning, hissing, hooting, jeering, joshing, kidding, leering, mocking, panning …

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  • 18 railing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fence, barrier, balustrade. See enclosure. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. balustrade, fence, banister; see rail 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. baluster, balustrade, banister, handhold, fence, parapet …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 railing — rail|ing [ˈreılıŋ] n 1.) also railings [plural] a metal fence that is made of a series of upright bars ▪ a small park surrounded by railings 2.) one of the bars in some railings …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 railing — rail|ing [ reılıŋ ] noun count a fence made of narrow posts supporting an upper bar a. the upper bar of a fence …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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