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Hail

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, verb (used with an object) To pour forcibly down, as hail. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, adjective Healthy. See {Hale} (the preferable spelling).

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, verb (used with an object) [OE. hailen, heilen, Icel. heill hale, sound, used in greeting. See {Hale} sound.]

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, verb (used without an object)

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.] --C. G. Halpine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\ (h[=a]l), noun [OE. hail, ha[yogh]el, AS. h[ae]gel, hagol; 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hailed} (h[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hailing}.] [OE. hailen, AS. hagalian.] To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, interj. [See {Hail}, verb (used with an object)] An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting. "Hail, brave friend." --Shak.

{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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hail \Hail\, noun A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. "Their puissant hail." --M. Arnold.

The angel hail bestowed. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l), adjective [Written also {hail}.] [OE. heil, Icel. heill; akin to E. whole. See {Whole}.] Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.

Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hail

noun

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

2: many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"

3: enthusiastic greeting

verb

1: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein" [syn: {acclaim}, {hail}, {herald}]

2: be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo" [syn: {hail}, {come}]

3: call for; "hail a cab"

4: greet enthusiastically or joyfully [syn: {hail}, {herald}]

5: precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"


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