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Definition of Hail


  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.
  2. To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
  3. To pour forcibly down, as hail.
  4. Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
  5. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
  6. To name; to designate; to call.
  7. 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.
  8. To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.
  9. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
  10. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
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Hail Translations

hail in Afrikaans is hael
hail in Danish is hagl
hail in Dutch is hagel
hail in Finnish is raesade
hail in German is Hagel
hail in Norwegian is praie, hagle, hagl
hail in Portuguese is granizo, saraiva
hail in Spanish is salva, granizo
hail in Swedish is hagla, hylla, hagel