hail definition

  • noun:
    • Precipitation in the shape of spherical or unusual pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter.
    • something which falls because of the force and amount of a shower of ice and tough snowfall: a hail of pebbles; a hail of criticism.
    • The work of greeting or acclaiming.
    • A shout meant to capture a person's attention or even to greet.
    • Hailing length: explained to keep within hail.
    • Balls or items of ice falling as precipitation, usually in connection with a thunderstorm.
    • Small roundish public of ice precipitated from the clouds, where these are typically formed because of the congelation of vapor. The split public or grains are known as hailstones.
    • A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
    • Pellets of ice dropping in showers.
    • A salutation; greeting; telephone call; summons; challenge of attention.
    • The varions answers produced by naval officers during the night to your sentry, wherein the latter may find out the rank of officer nearing the vessel, are as follows: Flag-officers response “flag!” the captain provides the name of their ship; the ward-room officials solution, “Aye, aye!” the steerage and warrant officers solution, “No, no!” and petty officers and members of the crew answer, “Hello!” Yachtsmen have used this rule with a slight customization.
    • precipitation of ice pellets when there will be strong increasing atmosphere currents
    • many objects tossed forcefully through the environment
    • passionate greeting
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To precipitate in pellets of ice and hard snow.
    • To fall like hailstones: Condemnations hailed upon them.
    • To signal or phone to a passing ship as a greeting or recognition.
    • To put down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
    • To declare, by hailing, the port that a vessel sails or where this woman is subscribed; ergo, to sail; to come; -- used in combination with from.
    • To report together's residence or the spot from whence one comes; in the future; -- with from.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To put (anything) down or forth: They hailed insults at me.
    • To salute or greet.
    • To greet or acclaim enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the boxing winner.
    • To call-out or yell to catch the attention of: hail a cabdriver.
    • To pour forcibly down, as hail.
    • To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to deal with.
    • to mention; to designate; to phone.
  • interjection:
    • regularly show a greeting or tribute.
    • An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • hail from ahead or result from: She lives in Tx.
  • verb:
    • Said of the weather whenever hail is dropping.
    • to send or launch hail
    • to greet
    • to praise enthusiastically
    • to call out loudly to gain the attention of
    • call for
    • praise vociferously
    • precipitate as little ice particles
    • be a native of
    • greet enthusiastically or joyfully
  • adjective:
    • Healthy, whole, safe.
    • healthier. See hale (the preferable spelling).
  • others:
    • To pour down hail.
    • To put straight down or put forth like hail; emit in fast succession.
    • identify hale.
    • feel whole; be safe; be pleased: a term of salutation now employed without thought of its literal definition, and just as an exclamatory appearance of well-wishing: used positively, or followed by a noun with to.
    • To salute; welcome; target.
    • To call to, as a person, or, by metonymy, a location, home, ship, etc., well away; weep off to so that you can attract interest.
    • to provide or change greeting or tidings; report or declare your self.

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