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    Definition:
    Hail - (n.) 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.
    Hail - (v. i.) To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
    Hail - (v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.
    Hail - (a.) Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
    Hail - (v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
    Hail - (v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.
    Hail - (v. i.) 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.
    Hail - (v. i.) To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.
    Hail - (v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
    Hail - (n.) A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
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    All hail - (interj.) All health; -- a phrase of salutation or welcome.
    All-hail - (v. t.) To salute; to greet.
    Hail-fellow - (n.) An intimate companion.
    Hailse - (v. t.) To greet; to salute.
    Hailshot - (n. pl.) Small shot which scatter like hailstones.
    Hailstone - (n.) A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.
    Hailstorm - (n.) A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.
    Haily - (a.) Of hail.
    Shail - (v. i.) To walk sidewise.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Hail - n. 1 pellets of frozen rain. 2 (foll. By of) barrage or onslaught. v. 1 a (prec. By it as subject) hail falls. B come down forcefully. 2 pour down (blows, words, etc.). [old english]
    Hail - v. 1 signal to (a taxi etc.) To stop. 2 greet enthusiastically. 3 acclaim (hailed him king). 4 (foll. By from) originate or come (hails from leeds). int. Archaic or joc. Expressing greeting. n. Act of hailing. [old norse heill: related to *wassail]
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    Hail-fellow-well-met - adj. Friendly, esp. Too friendly towards strangers.
    Hail mary - n. The ave maria (see *ave).
    Hailstone - n. Pellet of hail.
    Hailstorm - n. Period of heavy hail.
    Loud hailer - n. Electronic device for amplifying the voice.

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