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Definition 1: enthusiastic greeting - [noun denoting communication]

(hail is a kind of ...) (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

Definition 2: many objects thrown forcefully through the air - [noun denoting object]

Samples where hail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hail of pebbles
  • a hail of bullets

(hail is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 3: precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(hail is a kind of ...) the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

(hail is a part of ...) small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm

Definition 4: greet enthusiastically or joyfully - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for hail in the sense of this definition

(hail is a kind of ...) express greetings upon meeting someone

Definition 5: call for - [verb of communication]

Samples where hail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hail a cab

(hail is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 6: praise vociferously - [verb of communication]

Samples where hail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

Synonyms for hail in the sense of this definition

(hail is a kind of ...) express approval of

"I applaud your efforts"

Definition 7: be a native of - [verb of stative]

Samples where hail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She hails from Kalamazoo

Synonyms for hail in the sense of this definition

(hail is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(hail has a similar meaning as ...) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

"She was descended from an old Italian noble family" "he comes from humble origins"

Definition 8: precipitate as small ice particles - [verb of weather]

Samples where hail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It hailed for an hour

(hail is a kind of ...) fall from clouds

"rain, snow and sleet were falling" "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

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