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Definition of Hail

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.

Hail Quotations

Seven-11 is the pulse-beat of America. I think that Bruce Springsteen should do a song about a 7-11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but write it in such a way that American's youth can identify and slurp along with the Boss. Hail the Boss! Hail 7-11!
Henry Rollins

Passover is my idea of a perfect holiday. Dear God, when you're handing out plagues of darkness, locusts, hail, boils, flies, lice, frogs, and cattle murrain, and turning the Nile to blood and smiting the firstborn, give me a pass. And tell me when it's over.
P. J. O'Rourke

When Ke$ha tries to rap like L'Trimm, she sounds like any ordinary lonely teenage girl stuck in a nowhere town, singing along to her radio and dreaming of a party where she's the star. Ke$ha's greatness is that in her voice, you can hear both the loser girl and the star. All hail the Queen of Noi$e!
Rob Sheffield

I don't know how you get dressed if you live in Wales, because it's pouring rain and then it's hot sunshine, and then it might hail. It's just so confusing.
Piper Perabo

I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.
John F. Kennedy
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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
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