Definition of Hail

1. Noun. Precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents.

Generic synonyms: Downfall, Precipitation
Terms within: Hailstone



2. Verb. Praise vociferously. "Sam and Sue hail the movie "; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
Exact synonyms: Acclaim, Herald
Generic synonyms: Applaud
Derivative terms: Acclaim, Acclamation

3. Noun. Many objects thrown forcefully through the air. "A hail of bullets"
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object

4. Verb. Be a native of. "She hails from Kalamazoo"
Exact synonyms: Come
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Come, Derive, Descend

5. Noun. Enthusiastic greeting.
Generic synonyms: Greeting, Salutation

6. Verb. Call for. "Hail a cab"
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For

7. Verb. Greet enthusiastically or joyfully.
Exact synonyms: Herald
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize

8. Verb. Precipitate as small ice particles. "It was hailing all day long "; "It hailed for an hour"
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Fall, Precipitate

Definition of Hail

1. n. Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

2. v. i. To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

3. v. t. To pour forcibly down, as hail.

4. a. Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

5. v. t. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.

6. v. i. To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.

7. interj. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

8. n. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.

Definition of Hail

1. Noun. Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm. ¹

2. Verb. (impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to send or release hail ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to greet ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to praise enthusiastically ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of ¹

7. Adjective. (obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hail

1. to welcome [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: welcome

Medical Definition of Hail

1. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting. "Hail, brave friend." All hail. Hail Mary, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See Ave Maria. See: Hail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hail

haiduc
haiduck
haiducks
haiduk
haiduks
haigerachite
haik
haika
haikai
haikal
haikals
haiks
haiku
haikulike
haikus
hail (current term)
hail-fellow
hail-fellow-well-met
hail and ride
hail fellow well met
hail from
hail storm
hail storms
hailed
hailer
hailers
hailest
hailier
hailiest
hailing

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