Definitions for: Hail

[n] enthusiastic greeting
[n] precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
[v] praise vociferously
[v] greet enthusiastically or joyfully
[v] call for, as of cabs
[v] be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
[v] precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hail (h[=a]l), n. [OE. hail, ha[yogh]el, AS. h[ae]gel;
akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. hagel; Icel. hagl; cf. Gr.
ka`chlhx pebble.]
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.

Thunder mixed with hail, Hail mixed with fire, must
rend the Egyptian sky. --Milton.

Hail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Halled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Halting.] [OE. hailen, AS. haqalian.]
To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

Hail, v. t.
To pour forcibly down, as hail. --Shak.

Hail, a.
Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

Hail, v. t. [OE. hailen, heilen, Icel. heil hale, sound,
used in greeting. See Hale sound.]
1. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to

2. To name; to designate; to call.

And such a son as all men hailed me happy. --Milton.

Hail, v. i.
1. 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.

2. To report as one's home or the place from whence one
comes; to come; -- with from. [Colloq.] --G. G. Halpine.

Hail, interj. [See Hail, v. t.]
An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or,
occasionally, of familiar greeting. ``Hail, brave friend.''

All hail. See in the Vocabulary.

Hail Mary, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman
Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See {Ave

Hail, n.
A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. ``Their puissant
hail.'' --M. Arnold.

The angel hail bestowed. --Milton.

Synonyms: acclaim, come, herald

See Also: applaud, be, call, come down, downfall, fall, greet, greeting, hailstone, precipitate, precipitation, recognise, recognize, salutation, send for

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