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hail 1

 (hāl)
n.
1. Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) in diameter, usually associated with thunderstorms.
2. Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow: a hail of pebbles; a hail of criticism.
v. hailed, hail·ing, hails
v.intr.
1. To precipitate in pellets of ice and hard snow.
2. To fall like hailstones: Condemnations hailed down on them.
v.tr.
To pour (something) down or forth: They hailed insults at me.

[Middle English, from Old English hægel, hagol.]

hail 2

 (hāl)
v. hailed, hail·ing, hails
v.tr.
1.
a. To salute or greet.
b. To greet or acclaim enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the boxing champion.
2. To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of: hail a cabdriver.
v.intr.
To signal or call to a passing ship as a greeting or identification.
n.
1. The act of greeting or acclaiming.
2. A shout made to catch someone's attention or to greet.
3. Hailing distance: told me to stay within hail.
interj.
Used to express a greeting or tribute.
Phrasal Verb:
hail from
To come or originate from: She hails from Texas.

[Middle English heilen, from (wæs) hæil, (be) healthy; see wassail.]

hail

(heɪl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) small pellets of ice falling from cumulonimbus clouds when there are very strong rising air currents
2. (Physical Geography) a shower or storm of such pellets
3. words, ideas, etc, directed with force and in great quantity: a hail of abuse.
4. a collection of objects, esp bullets, spears, etc, directed at someone with violent force
vb
5. (Physical Geography) (intr; with it as subject) to be the case that hail is falling
6. (often with: it as subject) to fall or cause to fall as or like hail: to hail criticism; bad language hailed about him.
[Old English hægl; related to Old Frisian heil, Old High German hagal hail, Greek kakhlēx pebble]

hail

(heɪl)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to greet, esp enthusiastically: the crowd hailed the actress with joy.
2. to acclaim or acknowledge: they hailed him as their hero.
3. to attract the attention of by shouting or gesturing: to hail a taxi; to hail a passing ship.
4. (foll by: from) to be a native (of); originate (in): she hails from India.
n
5. the act or an instance of hailing
6. a shout or greeting
7. distance across which one can attract attention (esp in the phrase within hail)
sentence substitute
(Poetry) poetic an exclamation of greeting
[C12: from Old Norse heill whole; see hale1, wassail]
ˈhailer n

hail1

(heɪl)

v.t.
1. to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome.
2. to acclaim; approve enthusiastically.
3. to call out to, as in order to stop or to attract the attention of: to hail a cab.
v.i.
4. hail from, to have as one's place of birth or residence: My roommate hails from Indiana.
n.
5. a shout or call to attract attention.
6. a salutation.
interj.
7. (used as a salutation or acclamation.)
Idioms:
within hail, within range of hearing; audible.
[1150–1200; Middle English hailen, v. derivative of hail well, healthy < Old Norse heill]
hail′er, n.

hail2

(heɪl)

n.
1. showery precipitation in the form of irregular pellets or balls of ice more than ? in. (5 mm) in diameter, falling from a cumulonimbus cloud (disting. from sleet).
2. a shower or storm of such precipitation.
3. a shower of anything: a hail of bullets.
v.i.
4. to pour down hail (often used impersonally with it as subject): It hailed all afternoon.
5. to fall or shower like hail: Arrows hailed on the troops.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hægl, c. Old High German hagel, Old Norse hagl]

hail

(hāl)
Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.

Hail

 a storm or shower of anything similar to hail. See also fusillade.
Examples: hail of bullets; of farewells; of iron globes, 1667; of ice; of peas, 1728; of round shot, 1893; of shots.

hail


Past participle: hailed
Gerund: hailing

Imperative
hail
hail
Present
it hails
Preterite
it hailed
Present Continuous
it is hailing
Present Perfect
it has hailed
Past Continuous
it was hailing
Past Perfect
it had hailed
Future
it will hail
Future Perfect
it will have hailed
Future Continuous
it will be hailing
Present Perfect Continuous
it has been hailing
Future Perfect Continuous
it will have been hailing
Past Perfect Continuous
it had been hailing
Conditional
it would hail
Past Conditional
it would have hailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hail - precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currentshail - precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
hailstone - small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm
2.hail - many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
3.hail - enthusiastic greeting
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Verb1.hail - praise vociferouslyhail - praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
applaud - express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
2.hail - be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
descend, derive, come - come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
3.hail - call for; "hail a cab"
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
4.hail - greet enthusiastically or joyfully
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
5.hail - precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"
come down, precipitate, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

hail

1
verb
1. acclaim, honour, acknowledge, cheer, applaud, glorify, exalt hailed as the greatest American novelist of his generation
acclaim condemn, criticize, boo, hiss, jeer
2. salute, call, greet, address, welcome, speak to, shout to, say hello to, accost, sing out, halloo I saw him and hailed him.
salute cut (informal), avoid, ignore, snub
3. flag down, summon, signal to, wave down I hurried away to hail a taxi.
hail from somewhere come from, be born in, originate in, be a native of, have your roots in The band hail from Glasgow.

hail

2
noun
1. hailstones, sleet, hailstorm, frozen rain a short-lived storm with heavy hail
2. shower, rain, storm, battery, volley, barrage, bombardment, pelting, downpour, salvo, broadside The victim was hit by a hail of bullets.
verb
1. rain, shower, pelt It started to hail, huge great stones.
2. rain, batter, barrage, bombard, pelt, rain down on, beat down upon Shellfire was hailing down on the city's edge.

hail 1

noun
A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:

hail 2

verb
1. To approach for the purpose of speech:
2. To address in a friendly and respectful way:
4. To have as one's home or place of origin:
noun
An expression, in words or gestures, marking a meeting of persons:
Translations
بَرَدطَريقة قَديمَة للتَّحِيَّههُتاف، تَحِيَّه، تَرْحيبوابِلٌ منيُرَحِّبُ بِ
градушка
kroupykrupobitípadatpozdravitpřivítat
haglhyldeprajeregnhagle
rakeettervehtiätervehtiä huudahtamallakutsuarae
gradklicatituča
jégesőjégszem
fagna, heilsagera haglélhagl, haglélheill sé òérheilsa
呼び止める
묘사하다우박
grando
kruša
birtbirumskrusapasludinātsveiciens
buď pozdravenýkrúpakrupobitiepadajú krúpyprivítať
toča
hagelhellstoppa
โห่ร้องอวยชัยลูกเห็บ
doludolu yağmakel kol sallayarak çağırmakkabul etmekselâm
hoan hômưa đá

hail

1 [heɪl]
A. N
1. (Met) → granizo m, pedrisco m
2. (fig) [of bullets] → lluvia f; [of abuse, insults] → sarta f, torrente m
B. VIgranizar
hail down VI + ADV (fig) → llover

hail

2 [heɪl]
A. N (= call) → grito m; (= greeting) → saludo m
within hailal alcance de la voz
B. EXCL (archaic, poet) hail Caesar!¡ave or salve, César!
the Hail Maryel Ave f María
C. VT
1. (= acclaim) → aclamar (as como) to hail sb as kingaclamar a algn (como) rey
2. (= greet) → saludar
3. (= call to) → llamar, gritar a
4. (= signal) [+ taxi] → llamar, hacer señas a
D. VI to hail from [person] → ser natural de, ser de
he hails from Scotlandes (natural) de Escocia
where does that ship hail from?¿de dónde es ese barco?

hail

[ˈheɪl]
n
(weather)grêle f
[bullets, stones, missiles] → pluie f; [criticism, abuse] → avalanche f
vt
(= acclaim, praise) to be hailed as sth [person, event, work of art] → être acclamé(e) comme qch
to hail sb/sth as sth → acclamer qn/qch comme qch
(= call) [+ person] → héler; [+ taxi] → héler
vi
(weather)grêler
it's hailing → il grêle
(= originate) to hail from [+ place] → être originaire de
He hails from Scotland → Il est originaire d'Écosse.

hail

:
hailstone
nHagelkorn nt
hailstorm
nHagel(schauer) m

hail

1
nHagel m; a hail of stonesein Steinhagel m, → ein Hagel von Steinen; a hail of blowsein Hagel von Schlägen; in a hail of bulletsim Kugel- or Geschosshagel
vihageln

hail

2
vt
(= acclaim)zujubeln (+dat), → bejubeln; to hail somebody/something as somethingjdn/etw als etw feiern
(= call loudly)zurufen (+dat); shipanrufen, preien (spec); taxi (by calling) → rufen; (by making sign) → anhalten, (herbei)winken; within hailing distancein Rufweite
vi a ship hailing from Londonein Schiff ntmit (dem) Heimathafen London; where does that boat hail from?was ist der Heimathafen dieses Schiffs?; they hail from all parts of the worldsie kommen or stammen aus allen Teilen der Welt; where do you hail from?wo stammen Sie her?
interj (obs, liter) hail (to) …sei gegrüßt, … (liter); hail Caesarheil dir Cäsar; the Hail Marydas Ave Maria
n(Zu)ruf m; within hailin Rufweite

hail

1 [heɪl]
1. n (Met) → grandine f (fig) (of bullets) → pioggia; (of abuse) → valanga
2. vigrandinare

hail

2 [heɪl]
1. n (greeting, call) → grido di saluto
within hail → a portata d'orecchio
2. excl (old) (liter) hail, Caesar!ave, Cesare!
3. vt (acclaim) to hail (as)acclamare (come); (greet) → salutare; (signal, taxi) → fermare; (call) → chiamare
4. vi where does that ship hail from?qual è il porto di provenienza di quella nave?
he hails from Scotland → viene dalla Scozia

hail1

(heil) noun
1. small balls of ice falling from the clouds. There was some hail during the rainstorm last night.
2. a shower (of things). a hail of arrows.
verb
to shower hail. It was hailing as I drove home.
ˈhailstone noun
a ball of hail. Hailstones battered against the window.

hail2

(heil) verb
1. to shout to in order to attract attention. We hailed a taxi; The captain hailed the passing ship.
2. to greet or welcome (a person, thing etc) as something. His discoveries were hailed as a great step forward in medicine.
noun
a shout (to attract attention). Give that ship a hail.
interjection
an old word of greeting. Hail, O King!
hail from
to come from or belong to (a place). He hails from Texas.

hail

بَرَد, يَهْتِف ب chválit, kroupy hagl, hylde Hagel, zurufen χαιρετίζω, χαλάζι aclamar, granizo rakeet, tervehtiä huudahtamalla grêle, grêler klicati, tuča acclamare, grandine 呼び止める, 雹 묘사하다, 우박 hagel, toejuichen hagl, hagle grad, powitać granizo, saudar град, провозглашать hagel, stoppa โห่ร้องอวยชัย, ลูกเห็บ dolu, dolu yağmak hoan hô, mưa đá 冰雹, 欢呼认可
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