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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hail /ˈhe(ə)l/
 冰雹,致敬,招呼(vt.)向…嚾呼,致敬,招呼,使象下雹樣落下(vi.)招呼

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hail, v. t. To pour forcibly down, as hail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hail, a. Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hailed p. pr. & vb. n. Hailing.]  To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hail, n. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. “Their puissant hail.”
    The angel hail bestowed.   --Milton.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hale a. [Written also hail.]  Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.
    Last year we thought him strong and hale.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hail
      n 1: precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising
           air currents
      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"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Hail!
    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.

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Hail
    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.)