Hail is defined as to cheer or greet with respect.(verb)
An example of hail is to applaud as the king enters the room.
The definition of hail is a type of precipitation made up of small balls of ice.
An example of hail is what may fall from the sky during a thunderstorm.
See hail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hailen, to salute, greet < hail, heil < ON heill, whole, sound, akin to OE hal (see hale, whole): used as a salutation
Origin: ME haile < OE hægel, var. of hagol, akin to Ger hagel < IE base *kaghlo-, small pebble > Gr kachlēx
Origin: ME hailen < OE hagalian
See hail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hǽgel, hagol.
verb hailed, hail·ing, hails verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English heilen
Origin: , from (wǽs) hǽil, (be) healthy; see wassail.
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