Hail, interj. 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 Maria.
Hail, v. t. To pour forcibly down, as hail.
Hail, a. Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
Hail, 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.
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.]
Hail n. 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.
Hail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hailed p. pr. & vb. n. Hailing.] To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
Hail, n. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. “Their puissant hail.”
The angel hail bestowed. --Milton.
Hale a. [Written also hail.] Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.
Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.
n 1: precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising
2: enthusiastic greeting
v 1: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist
as a new Rubinstein" [syn: acclaim, herald]
2: be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo" [syn: come]
3: call for; "hail a cab"
4: greet enthusiastically or joyfully [syn: herald]
5: precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"
a salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person
addressed; the translation of the Greek _Chaire_, "Rejoice"
(Luke 1:8). Used in mockery in Matt. 27:29.
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.)