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hail


  12  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  interj.  [See  {Hail},  v.  t.] 
  An  exclamation  of  respectful  or  reverent  salutation,  or 
  occasionally,  of  familiar  greeting.  ``Hail,  brave  friend.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  {All  hail}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Hail  Mary},  a  form  of  prayer  made  use  of  in  the  Roman 
  Catholic  Church  in  invocation  of  the  Virgin.  See  {Ave 
  Maria}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  n. 
  A  wish  of  health;  a  salutation;  a  loud  call  ``Their  puissant 
  hail.''  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  The  angel  hail  bestowed.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\  (h[=a]l),  n.  [OE.  hail,  ha[yogh]el,  AS  h[ae]gel; 
  akin  to  D.,  G.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  hagel;  Icel.  hagl;  cf  Gr 
  ka`chlhx  pebble.] 
  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. 
 
  Thunder  mixed  with  hail,  Hail  mixed  with  fire,  must 
  rend  the  Egyptian  sky.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Halled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Halting}.]  [OE.  hailen,  AS  haqalian.] 
  To  pour  down  particles  of  ice,  or  frozen  vapors. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  v.  t. 
  To  pour  forcibly  down  as  hail.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  a. 
  Healthy.  See  {Hale}  (the  preferable  spelling). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  v.  t.  [OE.  hailen,  heilen,  Icel.  heil  hale,  sound, 
  used  in  greeting.  See  {Hale}  sound.] 
  1.  To  call  loudly  to  or  after  to  accost;  to  salute;  to 
  address. 
 
  2.  To  name  to  designate;  to  call 
 
  And  such  a  son  as  all  men  hailed  me  happy.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hail  \Hail\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  report  as  one's  home  or  the  place  from  whence  one 
  comes  to  come  --  with  from  [Colloq.]  --G.  G.  Halpine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hale  \Hale\  (h[=a]l),  a.  [Written  also  {hail}.]  [OE.  heil,  Icel. 
  heill;  akin  to  E.  whole.  See  {Whole}.] 
  Sound;  entire;  healthy;  robust;  not  impaired;  as  a  hale 
  body. 
 
  Last  year  we  thought  him  strong  and  hale.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hail 
  n  1:  precipitation  of  ice  pellets  when  there  are  strong  rising 
  air  currents 
  2:  enthusiastic  greeting 
  v  1:  praise  vociferously  [syn:  {acclaim},  {herald}] 
  2:  be  a  native  of  "She  hails  from  Kalamazoo"  [syn:  {come}] 
  3:  call  for  as  of  cabs 
  4:  greet  enthusiastically 
  5:  precipitate  as  small  ice  particles;  "It  hailed  for  an  hour" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hail! 
  a  salutation  expressive  of  a  wish  for  the  welfare  of  the  person 
  addressed;  the  translation  of  the  Greek  _Chaire_,  Rejoice" 
  (Luke  1:8).  Used  in  mockery  in  Matt.  27:29. 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hail 
  frozen  rain-drops;  one  of  the  plagues  of  Egypt  (Ex.  9:23).  It  is 
  mentioned  by  Haggai  as  a  divine  judgment  (Hag.  2:17).  A 
  hail-storm  destroyed  the  army  of  the  Amorites  when  they  fought 
  against  Joshua  (Josh.  10:11).  Ezekiel  represents  the  wall  daubed 
  with  untempered  mortar  as  destroyed  by  great  hail-stones  (Ezek. 
  13:11).  (See  also  38:22;  Rev.  8:7;  11:19;  16:21.) 
 




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