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All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iv.6If she be very well, what does she ail that she'sIf she be verie wel, what do's she ayle, that she's
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.37.1What should ail us?what should aile us?

Glossary

 248 result(s).
abridgementcurtailment, cutting off, shortening
ailprevent, obstruct, stop
all-hailacclamation, salutation, praise
Argushundred-eyed guard of Io, a heifer; Hermes killed him to rescue Io, and Hera then transferred his many eyes to the peacock’s tail
armedarmoured, mail-clad, furnished with defences
armsarmour, mail, protective covering
assailattack, assault, address
assailapproach with offers of love, woo with vigour, attempt to seduce
assailingwooing, loving, amorous
assistantin attendance, standing by, available
attemptattack, assail, subdue
augmentationadditional detail, fuller account
availadvantage, benefit, aid
availbenefit, profit, prosper
availbe of use to, help, advantage
Ave-Marie[of a rosary] Hail Mary
bailsecurity for release, guarantee of freedom
bailconfine, enclose
bailobtain release for, give freedom to
bailiffsheriff's officer who serves writs, carries out arrests, etc
baillegive
bearsteer, sail towards
bearleave, sail away
besetset upon, assail, besiege
bite one's thumb[gesture of insult or defiance] insert the thumb nail into the mouth, making it click againt the upper teeth upon release
blastcome to grief, be destroyed, fail
bobtailwith a docked tail
body forthmake available to the mind, give mental shape to
bolin[nautical] bow-line, rope for steadying a sail
bootlessuseless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
borespritbowsprit; boom extending from the bow to which the lower edge of the front sail is fastened
botchermender of old clothes, tailor who does repairs, patcher-up
bowling, bowline[nautical] rope which keeps the edge of a sail steady
breakwane, fall away, fail
breakfail to keep, default on
bum-baily, bum-bailiffbailiff, sheriff's officer [who catches people by sneaking up behind them]
canvas-climbermariner climbing to trim the sails, sailor
cavildispute over details, raise pointless objections
chargeattack, assail, storm
chaudron, chawdronentrails [of a beast]
circumstancedetail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstancecircumlocution, verbiage, unnecessary detail
circumstancespecial argument, detailed explanation
circumstantialfull of circumstances, rich in detail
clipcut short, abbreviate, curtail
cloutedmetal-studded, hobnailed
coatcoat-of-mail, surcoat
come[whether a horse or dog has its tail docked or not] whatever happens, come what may
comma[subordinate part of a sentence] detail, jot
commitsend to jail, put in custody, imprison
complainlament, bewail, bemoan
congealedicy, freezing, hail-filled
countervailcounterbalance, match, be equal to
coursesail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
crazyfrail, infirm, fragile
curiosityscrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curtailcut short, diminish
curtalwith a docked tail; common, household
decaybe destroyed, become ruined, fail
defaultfailure, negligence, oversight
delatedreported in detail, detailed, expanded
deploringmournful, doleful, bewailing
detentionfailure to pay, withholding payment
dietboard, daily need
dilatedreported in detail, detailed, expanded
distemperatureailment, disorder, malady
diurnaldaily
dragon's tail[astrology] intersection of the orbit of the descending moon and that of the sun [associated with lechery]
droopingfailing, decaying, faltering
embattailedin battle positions, marshalled for fight
embraceaccept, avail oneself of
encounterconfront, assail, attack
entailbestow on, confer on, transfer to
entailprovision that an estate should pass to an heir
entailappoint as heir
entrailsinside, interior
entreatpersuade, prevail upon
exclaimdecry, cry out against, rail at
failfailure [to comply with], lack
failfall short, let down, disappoint
failfailure, fault, wrong
faildie out, come to an end
fallfall short, fail, do not live up to
faultfailing, weakness
fleetbe afloat, be under sail
footingfootprint, track, trail
forcelessfrail, fragile, delicate
forthcomingproducable in court, available as evidence / as a witness
frailtybody, frame
frailtymoral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptation
fullin detail, at full length
galliassheavily built warship using sails and oars [larger than a galley]
garbageoffal, entrails
glassy[unclear meaning] frail as glass, brittle; or: mirroring, reflecting [divinity]
greetbewail, lament, weep for
hailgreeting to monarchs
hairin every little detail, in full, exactly
helplessunavailing, useless, unprofitable
holdavail, profit, benefit
hulllie, float, drift [with sails furled]
impartprovide, yield, make available
impatiencelack of composure, failure to bear suffering well
inducemove, persuade, prevail upon
infestharass, trouble, assail
inventoriallyas in an inventory, one by one, in detail
inventorydetailed list, itemization
ironin armour, mail-clad
itementry, detail, point
journaldaily, diurnal, routine
ladedrain, bail, empty
lapsingslipping, collapsing, failing
leavepermitting, allowance, availability
leeselose, fail to preserve
leisureopportunity, moment, available time
letlower, debase, fail to live up to
mailarmour, chain mail, piece of armour
mailwrap up, envelop, encase
mailwallet, pouch, travel bag
mailedmail-clad, armoured
main-courseprincipal sail of a ship, mainsail
mainsailprincipal sail of a ship
makeprove effective, be of avail
mervailousmarvellous, amazing, remarkable
miscarrygo wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
miscarrybe scarce, fail, become unproductive
mischiefdisease, ailment, misfortune
missfail to meet, let down
nail[measure of cloth] sixteenth of a yard [c.6 cm]
nail[in expressions]
niceminutely detailed, carefully accurate
non-regardancefailure to respect, contempt, disdain
offendassail, attack, fall upon
overruleprevail, overcome, win over
overswayprevail upon, override, overturn
overweighoutweigh, exceed, prevail over
pallfail, miscarry, abort
parceldetail, particular, specific point
particular(plural) details, full account
particulardetailed, specific, precise
particularindividual issue, point of detail
particularizegive details of, itemize
passportdocument providing details
pelletedfilled with pellets, full of hail
pithlessfeeble, frail, puny [lacking pith, or marrow]
plaincomplain, lament, bewail
plainingwailing, crying
point-deviceto the last detail, to the point of perfection
preceptdetailed direction, precise instruction
predominateprevail over, control, dominate
presentready, available, immediately accessible
presentavailable means, current resources
prevailsucceed, win, be victor
prevailsucceed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
prevailingsuccessful, effective, influential
prevailmentprevailing action, power, influence
purseresources, funds, available money
putset before, make available to
quailfail, slacken, flag
quaildaunt, dishearten, intimidate
quailoverpower, destroy, make an end
quailcourtesan, prostitute
railrant, rave, be abusive [about]
railerranter, reviler
railingabuse, insulting speech, vilification
railingabusive, derisive, haranguing
requirecall up, make available
retailrecount, relate in detail, retell
sailvoyage, passage, sailing
sailfleet, squadron, flotilla
sailsurging power, full swell
sailship, vessel
sake[cry of a prisoner calling for alms through a cell window] in jail
scantgive out sparingly, curtail, withhold [from]
scarfed[unclear meaning] fully decked out; under full sail; [of the hull] well-jointed
scutshort tail [as of a deer]
sea-markprominent landmark used as a guide for sailors, beacon
sempsterone who sews [as a profession], tailor
several(plural) details, particulars, individual points
shippingvoyage, sailing, passage
shortbreak, fail to keep, fall short of
shout forthacclaim, hail, welcome with shouts
shrinkbring low, diminish, curtail
shroudsail-rope
sickailing, needing cure
siegeonslaught, storm, assail
sillyfeeble, frail, weak
simple-timesummer-time [when aromatic herbs used as medicines (simples) were available]
sinkfail, fall down, give way
Sirensea demon of Greek mythology, half bird, half woman, whose music lured sailors to destruction on the rocky shores of her island
skippass over, fail to see, ignore
slipfail to hold, be broken off
slipfail to keep, allow to pass by
snailysnail-like
soliciturge, move, incite, prevail upon
spoonlet run [with little or no sail]
storeavailable money, resources, means
strike[of sails] lower, take down [especially before a mightier vessel]
subduepersuade, convince, prevail over
supgive the last daily feed to
superfluityspare availability, additional instance
suretygo bail for, act as a guarantor for
swabberdeckhand, sailor who washes the deck
swimfloat, sail
tackle[of a ship] rigging and sails
tail[in expressions]
tailor[said when falling] exclamation of shock, surprise
tailor's-yardyard measure
timedaily greeting
topsailsail set above the lower course of sails
tracttrace, trail, evidence of passage
trail[hunting] scent, track
travailbe on tour
travailjourneying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
travaillabour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
travailsuffering, torment, distress
travaillabour, pain of childbirth
travailmovement, motion, passage
travaillabour, make an effort, work hard [for] [often overlapping with sense 2]
travailtravel, journey [often overlapping with sense 1]
trimreadiness to sail, full preparedness
Troudle taileF spelling of 'trundle-tail'
trundle-taildog with a trailing tail, curly-tailed dog
try[nautical] adjust sails so that the ship's bow is into the wind, lie to
turnturn tail, retreat, withdraw
unbewailedunbemoaned, without lamentation
unchargedunattacked, unassailed
unguemnail; ad unguem 'to a nicety'
unprevailingunavailing, ineffective, unsuccessful
untimberedlacking a strong wooden frame; unsound, frail
unvulnerableinvulnerable, unassailable
utteroffer for sale, dispense, make available
vaillower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vaillet fall, yield, surrender
vaillower, direct downwards
vail[textiles: remnant of cloth, leftover of material] tip, gratuity, perk
vaildo homage, pay respect, show devotion
vailsetting, going down
vailedlowered, downcast
wagtail[contemptuous form of address] tail-wagger, bower and scraper
wailbewail, lament, grieve [for]
wailfulplaintive, disconsolate, wistful
wassaildrinking-party, carousal, revels
waypath, track, trail
winprevail over, overcome
winwin over, prevail upon
wingput on wings; hoist sail
winkfail to look, connive
yardcrossbar on a mast which supports a sail

Thesaurus

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additional detailaugmentation
adjust sailstry
ailingsick
ailmentdistemperature
ailmentmischief
assailinfest
assailsiege
assailoffend
assailencounter
assailcharge
assailbeset
assailattempt
attention to detail, painstakingcuriosity
availhold
avail oneself ofembrace
avail, be ofmake
availabilityleave
availability, sparesuperfluity
availablepresent
availableassistant
available as evidence / as a witnessforthcoming
available meanspresent
available moneystore
available moneypurse
available timeleisure
available to the mind, makebody forth
available, makeput
available, makerequire
available, makeutter
available, makeimpart
baillade
bail, gosurety
bailiffbum-baily, bum-bailiff
bewailgreet
bewailplain
bewailwail
bewailcomplain
bewailingdeploring
blow one's nailsnail
chain mailmail
coat-of-mailcoat
come cut and long tailcut
curly-tailed dogtrundle-tail
curtailshrink
curtailscant
curtailclip
curtailmentabridgement
dailyjournal
dailydiurnal
daily greetingtime
daily needdiet
detailitem
detailcomma
detailseveral
detailparticular
detail, additionalaugmentation
detail, dispute overcavil
detail, document providingpassport
detail, giveparticularize
detail, infull
detail, ininventorially
detail, in every littlehair
detail, painstaking attention tocuriosity
detail, point ofparticular
detail, relate inretail
detail, reported indelated
detail, rich incircumstantial
detail, to the last point-device
detail, unnecessarycircumstance
detailedparticular
detaileddelated
detailed directionprecept
detailed explanationcircumstance
detailed listinventory
detailed, minutelynice
detailscircumstance
detailsparcel
direction, detailedprecept
dispute over detailcavil
docked tail, with a bobtail
document providing detailpassport
drift [with sails furled]hull
entrailschaudron, chawdron
entrailsgarbage
evidence, available asforthcoming
explanation, detailedcircumstance
failpall
failmiscarry
failmiscarry
faildecay
failbreak
failblast
failfall
failsink
failquail
fail to holdslip
fail to keepslip
fail to keepbreak
fail to live up tolet
fail to meetmiss
fail to preserveleese
fail to seeskip
failingfault
failinglapsing
failingdrooping
failurefail
failurefail
failuredefault
failure to paydetention
failure to respectnon-regardance
feed, give the last dailysup
frailsilly
frailpithless
frailuntimbered
frailcrazy
frailforceless
frail as glassglassy
glass, frail asglassy
greeting, dailytime
hailshout forth
Hail Mary [of a rosary]Ave-Marie
hail, full ofpelleted
hail-filledcongealed
hobnailedclouted
hoist sailwing
hold, fail toslip
jail, send tocommit
keep, fail toslip
keep, fail tobreak
keep, fail toshort
let run [with little or no sail]spoon
list, detailedinventory
look, fail towink
lower [of sails]strike
mailarms
mail-cladarmed
mail-cladmailed
mail-cladiron
mainsailmain-course
mariner climbing to trim the sailscanvas-climber
means, availablepresent
meet, fail tomiss
mind, make available to thebody forth
minutely detailednice
money, availablepurse
money, availablestore
nails, blow one'snail
need, dailydiet
painstaking attention to detailcuriosity
pay, failure todetention
point of detailparticular
preserve, fail toleese
prevail oversubdue
prevail overpredominate
prevail overoverweigh
prevail overwin
prevail overoverrule
prevail uponsolicit
prevail uponoversway
prevail uponentreat
prevail uponwin
prevail uponinduce
prevailing actionprevailment
principal sail of a shipmainsail
rail atexclaim
readiness to sailtrim
relate in detailretail
reported in detaildelated
respect, failure tonon-regardance
rich in detailcircumstantial
rope steadying a sailbowling, bowline
rope, sailshroud
run, let [with little or no sail]spoon
sailmainsail
sailtopsail
sailcourse
sailswim
sailboresprit
sailmain-course
sail awaybear
sail ropebowling, bowline
sail towardsbear
sail, hoistwing
sail, readiness totrim
sail, under fullscarfed
sailingshipping
sailingsail
sailorswabber
sailorcanvas-climber
sailors, guide forsea-mark
sail-ropeshroud
sails, adjusttry
see, fail toskip
send to jailcommit
snail-likesnaily
spare availabilitysuperfluity
suffering, failure to bear wellimpatience
tail, dog with a trailingtrundle-tail
tail, short [as of a deer]scut
tail, with a dockedcurtal
tail, with a dockedbobtail
tailorsempster
tailor who does repairsbotcher
tail-wagger [contemptuous form of address]wagtail
take down [of sails]strike
time, availableleisure
trailfooting
trailway
trailtract
turn tailturn
unassailableunvulnerable
unassaileduncharged
unavailingbootless
unavailinghelpless
unavailingunprevailing
under sail, befleet
unnecessary detailcircumstance
wailingplaining
washes the deck, sailor whoswabber
witness, available as aforthcoming

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