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Meaning of HAIL

Pronunciation:  heyl

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

HAIL is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Hail\, v. t.
    To pour forcibly down, as hail. --Shak.
  4. \Hail\, a.
    Healthy. See {Hale} (the preferable spelling).
  5. \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.
  6. \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.
  7. \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
  8. \Hail\, n.
    A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. ``Their puissant
    hail.'' --M. Arnold.
          The angel hail bestowed.                 --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are caught in a hail storm means mediocre returns in your projects. Hearing hail bSeeing or eating down on your roof indicates that you will go through a period of difficult times.
Easton Bible Dictionary

frozen rain-drops; one of the plagues of Egypt (Ex. 9:23). It is mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Hag. 2:17). A hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought against Joshua (Josh. 10:11). Ezekiel represents the wall daubed with untempered mortar as destroyed by great hail-stones (Ezek. 13:11). (See also 38:22; Rev. 8:7; 11:19; 16:21.)

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