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

Usage examples for hail

  1. 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
  2. Where did you hail from last? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Then, through the wind and the storm, came a faint hail. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Run down and see if you can hail one for me. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  9. 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
  10. And now, shut out from all fame himself; to be forbidden to hail even his daughter's fame! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. Then your ladder- Why didn't you hail the ship? – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  12. It was hail and farewell with him. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  13. I repeated the Belief, the Our Father, and the Hail Mary.... – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  14. 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
  15. The swamper looked up at Val's hail but this time he did not leave. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  16. Where do you hail from? – The Second String by Nat Gould
  17. Hail, to thee, O Nile! – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie
  18. I hail another American author. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James