from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hindmost part.
  • noun The very end; the conclusion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hind part or end of an animal, opposite the head; the tail: as, the tail-end of a worm.
  • noun The tip of the tail; the tag: as, the tail-end of the fox is white.
  • noun The end, finish, or termination; the fag-end; tailings: as, the tail-end of an entertainment, of a procession, or of a storm.
  • noun plural Inferior corn separated from grain of a superior quality. Compare tailing, 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The rear end of anything; of a person or animal, the butt, buttocks; hindquarters, rump.
  • noun figuratively The last part of a period of time, event, or situation; the concluding or final part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • noun the time of the last part of something


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