nail

資訊
發音
nail
定義
名詞 
The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
When I'm nervous I bite my nails.
詞源
名詞 
The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.
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The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.
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名詞 
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.
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名詞 
A round pedestal on which merchants once carried out their business, such as the four nails outside The Exchange, Bristol.
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名詞 
An archaic English unit of length equivalent to 1/20th of an ell or 1/16th of a yard (2.25 inches or 5.715 cm).
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動詞 及物動詞
To fix (an object) to another object using a nail.
He nailed the placard to the post.
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意思註釋
transitive
動詞 不及物動詞
To drive a nail.
He used the ax head for nailing.
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意思註釋
intransitive
動詞 及物動詞
To stud or boss with nails, or as if with nails.
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意思註釋
transitive
動詞 
俚語
To catch.
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意思註釋
slang
動詞 及物動詞
俚語
To expose as a sham.
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意思註釋
transitive, slang
動詞 及物動詞
俚語
To accomplish (a task) completely and successfully.
I really nailed that test.
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意思註釋
transitive, slang
動詞 及物動詞
俚語
To hit (a target) effectively with some weapon.
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意思註釋
transitive, slang
動詞 及物動詞
俚語
Of a male, to engage in sexual intercourse with.
There’s a benefit gala at the Boston Pops tonight, and... well, I’m trying to nail the flautist. - Brian Griffin in the TV series Family Guy.
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意思註釋
transitive, slang
動詞 
To spike, as a cannon.
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名詞 動詞 形容詞 副詞 其它
詞源
From Middle English nail, nayl, Old English næġel, from Proto-Germanic *naglaz (compare Saterland Frisian Nail ‎(“nail”), West Frisian neil, Low German Nagel, Dutch nagel, German Nagel, Danish negl, Swedish nagel), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ- ‎(“nail”) (compare Irish ionga, Latin unguis, Albanian nyell ‎(“ankle, hard part of a limb”), Lithuanian nagas, Russian нога́ ‎(nogá, “foot, leg”), но́готь ‎(nógotʹ, “nail”), Ancient Greek ὄνυξ ‎(ónux), Persian ناخن ‎(nâxon), Sanskrit नख ‎(nakhá)).
From Old English næġlan
參考書目
  • 維基詞典 :nail (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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