Vocabulary Exercise: Definitions

List Number: 10409

Vocabulary Practice

    Word * Part of Speech Definition Audio Available?
    gain Noun The act of gaining Yes
    gain Noun What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend Yes
    gain Verb To acquire possession of what one did not have before Yes
    nail Noun The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some animals Yes
    nail Noun A spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials Yes
    nail Verb To employ a nail as a fastener to join objects Yes
    nail Verb Catch Yes
    nail Verb Expose as a sham Yes
    nail Verb Accomplish something completely and successfully Yes
    nail Verb Hit a target effectively with some weapon Yes
    trail Verb To follow behind someone or something; to tail someone or something Yes
    trail Verb To drag something behind on the ground Yes
    trail Verb To leave a trail of Yes
    trail Noun The track followed by a hunter Yes
    trail Noun A route for travel over land, especially a narrow, unpaved route for use by hikers, horse riders, etc. Yes
    aim Noun The pointing of a weapon, such as a gun, a dart, an arrow, or an object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; in the line of fire Yes
    aim Noun The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected Yes
    aim Noun Something intended or desired to be attained by one's efforts; purpose Yes
    aim Verb To point or direct a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc. to hit an intended target or travel along a certain path Yes
    aim Verb To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain Yes
    aim Verb To strive; to try Yes
    aim Verb To direct efforts, as toward an object Yes
    maim Verb To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb Yes
    train Noun A line of connected cars or carriages pushed or pulled by one or more locomotives, especially a railroad train which travels on a set of tracks Yes
    train Noun A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession Yes
    train Noun A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected, such as a train of events or a train of thought Yes
    train Noun A set of interconnected mechanical parts, like the drive train of a car Yes
    train Noun That which is drawn along, like the part of a gown which trails behind the wearer, such as the train of a wedding dress Yes
    train Verb To practice an ability Yes
    train Verb To teach a task Yes
    train Verb To improve one's fitness Yes
    train Verb To proceed in sequence Yes
    strain Noun A particular breed or race of animal, microbe, etc. Yes
    strain Noun Hereditary character, quality, or disposition Yes
    strain Noun The amount by which a material deforms under stress or force Yes
    strain Verb To exert or struggle to do something, especially to stretch too far Yes
    strain Verb To apply a force or forces to Yes
    strain Verb To tighten the strings of a musical instrument; to uplift one's voice Yes
    strain Verb To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander Yes
    chain Noun A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal Yes
    chain Noun A series of interconnected things Yes
    chain Noun A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name, such as restaurant chains Yes
    chain Verb To fasten something with a chain Yes
    chain Verb To link multiple items together Yes
    chain Verb To secure someone or something with chains Yes
    paint Noun A substance that is applied as a liquid or paste, and dries into a solid coating that protects or adds color to an object or surface to which it has been applied Yes
    paint Noun A set of containers or blocks of paint of different colors, used for painting pictures Yes
    paint Verb To apply paint to Yes
    paint Verb To apply in the manner that paint is applied Yes
    paint Verb To create an image with paints Yes
    paint Verb To practice the art of painting pictures Yes
    quaint Adjective Having old-fashioned charm Yes
    quaint Adjective Strange or odd in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way Yes
    quaint Adjective Highly inappropriate or illogical; naive, unreasonable Yes

    Vocabulary Word Activities

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    • Know how to pronounce the word.
    • Which parts of speech is the word used as (e.g. noun, verb)?
    • What are other forms of the word such as plurals or tenses.
    • What are synonyms of the word?
    • What are antonyms of the word?
    • What is the origin or etymology of the word?
    • What words rhyme with this word?

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