Definition of Tails

1. Noun. Formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men.




Definition of Tails

1. Noun. (plural of tail) ¹

2. Noun. (slang) Short for tailcoat. ¹

3. Noun. The side of a coin that doesn't bear the picture of the head of state or similar ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of tail) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tails

1. tail [v] - See also: tail

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tails

tailormade
tailors
tailour
tailours
tailpiece
tailpieces
tailpin
tailpins
tailpipe
tailpiped
tailpipes
tailplane
tailplanes
tailrace
tailraces
tails (current term)
tailskid
tailskids
tailslide
tailslides
tailspin
tailspinned
tailspinning
tailspins
tailspot
tailstock
tailstocks
tailstrike
tailwater
tailwaters

Literary usage of Tails

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"2% in. across, greenish yellow, spotted and streaked with purple, and bearing 3 spreading, greenish, more or less hooked, flattened tails 1 in. long: petals ..."

2. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"Cat-tails. Cat-tails are of graceful form and make a pretty background. ... A cover of plank, with a round hole in the centre for the cat-tails to come ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"BRISTLE-tails AND SPRING-tails. BY AS PACKARD, JR., MD THE Thysanura, ... in distinction from the Spring-tails, we will first consider. ..."

4. Logic by Christoph Sigwart (1895)
"Or to take the favourite example: when a coin is thrown it will fall either heads up or tails up; if it is always laid in the hand with the head up, ..."

5. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"fT^HERE is undeniable fascination about a theory which includes -*- within its sweep the time-honored problems of astronomy connected with comets' tails and ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"2% in. across, greenish yellow, spotted and streaked with purple, and bearing 3 spreading, greenish, more or less hooked, flattened tails 1 in. long: petals ..."

7. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"Cat-tails. Cat-tails are of graceful form and make a pretty background. ... A cover of plank, with a round hole in the centre for the cat-tails to come ..."

8. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"BRISTLE-tails AND SPRING-tails. BY AS PACKARD, JR., MD THE Thysanura, ... in distinction from the Spring-tails, we will first consider. ..."

9. Logic by Christoph Sigwart (1895)
"Or to take the favourite example: when a coin is thrown it will fall either heads up or tails up; if it is always laid in the hand with the head up, ..."

10. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"fT^HERE is undeniable fascination about a theory which includes -*- within its sweep the time-honored problems of astronomy connected with comets' tails and ..."

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