Hi definition

(informal) Hello.
interjection
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Used to express greeting.
interjection
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Hawaii.
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Hi is defined as a standard greeting and is short for "hello."

An example of "hi" is what you say when you see someone.

interjection
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Hawaii, a state of the United States of America.
abbreviation
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18
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A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.

Hi, how are you?

I just dropped by to say “hi”.

interjection
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"Hi" or similar greeting.
noun
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An exclamation to call attention.
interjection
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High intensity.
abbreviation
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Informal spelling of high, often hyphenated.

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Next, set the burner to hi.

adjective
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(geo, proper, place) Hawaii.
abbreviation
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adjective
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Humidity index.
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Origin of hi

  • American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention, probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (circa 1475) also an exclamation to call attention.

    From Wiktionary