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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

Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail.
Edouard Manet

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

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 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

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
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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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