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Definitions of hail

  1. precipitate as small ice particles; " It hailed for an hour"
  2. enthusiastic greeting
  3. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
  4. greet enthusiastically or joyfully
  5. call for, as of cabs
  6. be a native of; " She hails from Kalamazoo"
  7. praise vociferously; " The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
  8. call for; " hail a cab"
  9. 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.
  10. To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
  11. To pour forcibly down, as hail.
  12. Healthy. See Hale ( the preferable spelling).
  13. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
  14. To name; to designate; to call.
  15. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
  16. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
  17. 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.
  18. To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; - with from.
  19. Frozen raindrops; a call or salutation.
  20. To pour down hail.
  21. To pour down or out like hail; call to or salute.
  22. An exclamation of respectful and friendly greeting; as, Hail, my friend.
  23. Or imp. ( lit.) may you be in health.
  24. To greet: to call to, at a distance: to address one passing.
  25. Frozen rain or particles of ice falling from the clouds.
  26. To rain hail.
  27. A call.
  28. Frozen drops of rain.
  29. Of salutation.
  30. To call to; salute.
  31. To fall, as hail.
  32. To pour out like hail; pour down hail.
  33. Frozen rain or congealed vapor, falling in pellets.
  34. To salute; call to; give a loud call.
  35. A call to attract attention; greeting.
  36. An exclamation of greeting.
  37. Health to you.
  38. A shower of rain in the form of ice.
  39. A salutation; call.
  40. To call to one at a distance to arrest his attention; to greet as.
  41. To come from.
  42. Drops of rain frozen while falling.
  43. To pour down like hail.
  44. A word expressive of a wish for one's health.
  45. A familiar greeting; a reverential salutation.
  46. To address one in passing; to call after loudly.
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Quotes of hail

  1. I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold. – George Linnaeus Banks
  2. My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, 'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all. – Claudia Black
  3. The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan. – Nancy Cartwright
  4. And hail their queen, fair regent of the night. – Erasmus Darwin
  5. Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run. – David Garrick
  6. I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  7. The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail – James Longstreet
  8. Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail – Edouard Manet
  9. I don't know how you get dressed if you live in Wales, because it's pouring rain and then it's hot sunshine, and then it might hail It's just so confusing. – Piper Perabo
  10. I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are. – Angie Stone
  11. Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief. – Richard Widmark

Usage examples for hail

  1. That was rain, and not only rain but hail each piece of ice the size of a pigeon's egg, some even larger. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. It was hail and farewell with him. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  3. The swamper looked up at Val's hail but this time he did not leave. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  4. Then your ladder- Why didn't you hail the ship? – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  5. I repeated the Belief, the Our Father, and the Hail Mary.... – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. And then there was a rattle and roar of wind and snow and hail combined; so that the pony was nearly thrown from its feet, and Macleod was so blinded that at first he knew not what to do. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  7. The bawleys are boats almost peculiar to Leigh, although a few hail from Gravesend and the Medway. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  8. Shall I hail them?" – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  9. Where do you hail from? – The Second String by Nat Gould
  10. Where did you hail from last? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. Then came a great storm of hail over Egypt, such as had never been known in that sunny land. – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  12. The wind tore along the heights, driving the rain like hail but in the opening of the rock our shelter was complete. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  13. I hail another American author. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  14. As soon as that rascal has had enough and grovels in the dust, shout out with all thy might " Hail to King Widwolf!" – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  15. And he bent over her and sheltered her and the cruel hail fell upon his own head until the storm was past. – A Kindergarten Story Book by Jane L. Hoxie
  16. And now, shut out from all fame himself; to be forbidden to hail even his daughter's fame! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. Hail to your majesty! – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  18. Then, through the wind and the storm, came a faint hail – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  19. Run down and see if you can hail one for me. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. Hail to thee, O Nile! – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie

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