hail (n.)

  1. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

  2. many objects thrown forcefully through the air; a hail of pebbles; a hail of bullets'

  3. enthusiastic greeting

    hail (v.)

  1. praise vociferously; The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

    [ Syn: acclaim , herald ]

  2. be a native of; She hails from Kalamazoo

    [ Syn: come ]

  3. call for; hail a cab'

  4. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    [ Syn: herald ]

  5. precipitate as small ice particles; It hailed for an hour'

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