hail

hail
I
[[t]heɪl[/t]]
v. t.
1) to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome
2) to acclaim; approve enthusiastically
3) to call out to, as in order to stop or to attract the attention of:
to hail a cab[/ex]
4) phv hail from, to have as one's place of birth or residence:
My roommate hails from Indiana[/ex]
5) a shout or call to attract attention
6) a salutation
7) (used as a salutation or acclamation.)
Etymology: 1150–1200; ME hailen, v. der. of hail well, healthy < ON heill hail′er, n. II
hail
[[t]heɪl[/t]] n.
1) mer showery precipitation in the form of irregular pellets or balls of ice more than? in. (5 mm) in diameter, falling from a cumulonimbus cloud
(disting. from sleet).
2) mer a shower or storm of such precipitation
3) a shower of anything:
a hail of bullets[/ex]
4) mer to pour down hail (often used impersonally with it as subject):
It hailed all afternoon[/ex]
5) to fall or shower like hail:
Arrows hailed on the troops[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE hægl, c. OHG hagel, ON hagl

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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