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Definition of hail:

  1. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
  2. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
  3. Healthy. See Hale ( the preferable spelling).
  4. 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.
  5. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
  6. 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.
  7. To name; to designate; to call.
  8. To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
  9. To pour forcibly down, as hail.
  10. To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; - with from.


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