HyperDic: hail

English > 8 senses of the word hail:
VERBcommunicationhail, acclaim, heraldpraise vociferously
stativehail, comebe a native of
communicationhailcall for
communicationhail, heraldgreet enthusiastically or joyfully
weatherhailprecipitate as small ice particles
NOUNphenomenonhailprecipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
objecthailmany objects thrown forcefully through the air
communicationhailenthusiastic greeting
hail > pronunciation
Soundshhey'l
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English > hail: 8 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningprecipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents.
Partshailstonesmall pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm
Broaderprecipitation, downfallThe falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
Spanishgranizo, pedrisco, piedra
Catalancalamarsa, granís, granissa, pedra
Verbshailprecipitate as small ice particles
English > hail: 8 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningMany objects thrown forcefully through the air.
Examples
  • "a hail of pebbles"
  • "a hail of bullets"
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
English > hail: 8 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningenthusiastic greeting.
Broadergreeting, salutation(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Spanishovación
Verbshailgreet enthusiastically or joyfully
English > hail: 8 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpraise vociferously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue hail the movie
Example"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
Synonymsacclaim, herald
BroaderapplaudExpress approval of
Spanishaclamar, ovacionar, vitorear
Catalanaclamar, acollir, admetre, anunciar-se, aplaudir
English > hail: 8 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe a native of.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She hails from Kalamazoo"
Synonymcome
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toderive, come, descendCome from
English > hail: 8 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningcall for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"hail a cab"
Broadercall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
Spanishllamar
English > hail: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninggreet enthusiastically or joyfully.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymherald
Broadergreet, recognize, recogniseExpress greetings upon meeting someone
Spanishaclamar, anunciar
Catalanaclamar, rebre
Nounshailenthusiastic greeting
English > hail: 8 senses > verb 5, weather
Meaningprecipitate as small ice particles.
PatternIt is ----ing
ModelIt was hailing all day long
Example"It hailed for an hour"
Broaderprecipitate, come down, fallfall from clouds
Spanishgranizar
Catalancalamarsejar, granissar, pedregar
Nounshailprecipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

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