Hail

Definition of Hail

Pronunciation: hāld
n.1.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.
v. i.1.To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
[imp. & p. p. Hailed (hāld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hailing.]
v. t.1.To pour forcibly down, as hail.
a.1.Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
v. t.1.To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
2.To name; to designate; to call.
And such a son as all men hailed me happy.
- Milton.
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.
interj.1.An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
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 Maria.
n.1.A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
The angel hail bestowed.
- Milton.

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