hail

hail
hail1
noun
1》 pellets of frozen rain falling in showers from cumulonimbus clouds.
2》 a large number of things hurled forcefully through the air: a hail of bullets.
verb (it hails, it is hailing, etc.) hail falls.
Origin
OE hagol, hægl (n.), hagalian (v.), of Gmc origin.
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hail2
verb
1》 call out to (someone) to attract attention.
    ↘signal for (a taxi).
2》 acclaim enthusiastically as something: he has been hailed as the new James Dean.
3》 (hail from) have one's home or origins in.
exclamation archaic expressing greeting or acclaim.
noun a call to attract attention.
Phrases
within hail dated within calling distance.
Derivatives
hailer noun
Origin
ME: from the obs. adjective hail 'healthy' (used in greetings and toasts), from ON heill, related to hale1 and whole.

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  • Hail — Hail, v. t. To pour forcibly down, as hail. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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