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Definition of Nail


  1. the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes.
  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. A slender, pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used for fastening pieces of wood or other material together, by being driven into or through them.
  5. A measure of length, being two inches and a quarter, or the sixteenth of a yard.
  6. To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams.
  7. To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails.
  8. To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap.
  9. To spike, as a cannon.

Nail Quotations

I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. So it's strange.
Megan Fox

Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are.
Caroline Corr

I grew up surrounded by these tough, ballsy, strong women. They were also adoring women, but they were the kind of women who would argue over what kind of pants you were wearing or the color of your nail polish.
Michael Kors

There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I can't live without Eucerin cream, lip gloss, gum, nail polish, and sparkly things.
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Nail Translations

nail in Afrikaans is nael
nail in Dutch is spijkeren, nagelen
nail in Finnish is kynsi, naula
nail in French is clou, ongle, enclouer, clouer, caboche
nail in German is Nagel, nageln, Nagel
nail in Italian is chiodo, inchiodare
nail in Norwegian is negl, spiker
nail in Portuguese is unha, prego
nail in Swedish is spika, spik, nubb, nagel
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