from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hindmost part.
- n. The very end; the conclusion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rear end of anything; of a person or animal, the butt, buttocks; hindquarters, rump.
- n. The last part of a period of time, event, or situation; the concluding or final part.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the latter end; the termination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hind part or end of an animal, opposite the head; the tail: as, the tail-end of a worm.
- n. The tip of the tail; the tag: as, the tail-end of the fox is white.
- n. The end, finish, or termination; the fag-end; tailings: as, the tail-end of an entertainment, of a procession, or of a storm.
- n. plural Inferior corn separated from grain of a superior quality. Compare tailing, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any projection that resembles the tail of an animal
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- n. the time of the last part of something
Horse and rider had nearly all reached the tail end of the caravan, united as one, when on the instant came a halt which came near dissevering their mutually repugnant and enforced connection.
Amanda had appeared at the tail end of his dream, and after her admonishment, she evaporated like water on a sidewalk under a one-hundred-degree Hawaiian sun.
He caught the tail end of The Canali Kid in three-dimensional, full-color, full-scent production.
What you see before you is the tail end of a long and not terribly amusing party that Jeffie Norton — the American film star? — held yesterday night.
I stared blankly at the tail end of a rerun of "Matlock."
Graham could see the tail end of his Buick Regal in the parking lot.
Toward the tail end of the salad we were served two pizzas, one margherita, one salsiccia, which came on a wooden serving platter and were oval-shaped and unsliced, and with a half liter of dry cabernet, close to perfect.
The wars of the Count of Toulouse against the Albigenses were the tail end of that dispute.
Together Ada and Ruby had rummaged through the contents of the shed until they found a rat-tail file, its sharp tail end driven into a dusty old cob for handle.
"Yes," I answered, trying to surpress the laughter that this amusing talk from this decidedly queer character provoked, as I hastily mounted the tail end of his cart just as the team started slowly down the hill.