|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
2. (v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
3. (n.) A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
4. (n.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling.
5. (n.) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
6. (n.) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
7. (n.) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
8. (v. t.) To enclose with rails or a railing.
9. (v. t.) To range in a line.
10. (n.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
11. (v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
12. (v. t.) To rail at.
13. (v. t.) To move or influence by railing.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RAIL; RAILING; RAILER,
ral, ral'-ing, ral'-er: To "rail" on (in modern usage "against") anyone is to use insolent or reproachful language toward one. It occurs in the Old Testament as the translation of charaph (2 Chronicles 32:17, "letters to rail on Yahweh"), and of `it (1 Samuel 25:14, of Nabal, "he railed at them," the English Revised Version "flew upon them," margin "railed on"). In the New Testament "to rail" is the translation of blasphemeo (Mark 15:29 Luke 23:39; "railing," 1 Timothy 6:4 2 Peter 2:11 Jude 1:9). The word loidoria, rendered railing" in 1 Peter 3:9 the King James Version, is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviling," and loidoros, "railor," in 1 Corinthians 5:11 is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviler."
See also RACA.
W. L. Walker
Rail (8 Occurrences)
Acts 23:4 "Do you rail at God's High Priest?" cried the men who stood by him. (WEY DBY)
2 Peter 2:10 but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, self-willed, they tremble not to rail at dignities: (ASV)
Jude 1:8 Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities. (ASV DBY)
Jude 1:10 But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed. (ASV DBY)
2 Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters, to rail on Yahweh, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of my hand, so shall the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 102:8 My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse. (See NIV)
Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth wide against you; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. (See RSV)
Lamentations 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us. (See RSV)