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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.

Hail Quotations

I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
Angie Stone

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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 grew up Catholic. We went to confession on Saturday, stood in the shortest line, since it led to the priest who gave the easiest penance - usually a few Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We confessed in private, prayed our penance and our souls were clean.
Regina Brett
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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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