The word “nail” has 1 syllable: nail.

It's pronounced as /neɪl/.

What is synonym and antonym for nail?

In the thesaurus, “nail” has 32 synonyms and 17 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for nail along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for nail

  • apprehend
  • arrest
  • attach
  • bang
  • bat
  • capture
  • catch
  • clap
  • clinch
  • clip
  • decide
  • determine
  • expose
  • get
  • grab
  • hit
  • hook
  • knock
  • pin
  • pound
  • punch
  • seize
  • settle
  • slam
  • slap
  • smack
  • snatch
  • strike
  • swipe
  • tack
  • uncover
  • whack

Antonyms for nail

  • confuse
  • detach
  • discharge
  • disguise
  • free
  • hide
  • let go
  • liberate
  • loose
  • loosen
  • mask
  • miss
  • muddy
  • release
  • separate
  • spring
  • unfasten

Meanings of nail

  • noun
    1. The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
    2. The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.
    3. The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.
    4. The claw of a bird or other animal.
    5. A spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials. The nail is generally driven through two or more layers of material by means of impacts from a hammer or other device. It is then held in place by friction.
    6. A round pedestal on which merchants once carried out their business, such as the four nails outside The Exchange, Bristol.
    7. An archaic English unit of length equivalent to 1/20 of an ell or 1/16 of a yard (2 1/4 inches or 5.715 cm).
  • verb
    1. To fix (an object) to another object using a nail.
    2. To drive a nail.
    3. To stud or boss with nails, or as if with nails.
    4. To catch.
    5. To expose as a sham.
    6. To accomplish (a task) completely and successfully.
    7. To hit (a target) effectively with some weapon.
    8. Of a male, to engage in sexual intercourse with.
    9. To spike, as a cannon.
    10. To nail down: to make certain, or confirm.

Example Sentences

  • She managed to nail the difficult dance routine flawlessly.
  • The carpenter deftly hammered the nail into the wooden board.
  • His quick thinking helped him nail the job interview with confidence.
  • The painter took care to nail each stroke to create a masterpiece.
  • Despite the challenge, the chef was able to nail the complex recipe.

On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to nail, such as: apprehend, arrest, attach, bang, bat, capture, catch.

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