(noun, adjective, verb, interjection)


1. (obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.


1. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.


1. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

Definition categories: phenomenon, downfall, precipitation

2. many objects thrown forcefully through the air

- a hail of pebbles

- a hail of bullets

Definition categories: object

3. enthusiastic greeting

Definition categories: communication, greeting, salutation


1. praise vociferously

- The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

Similar word(s): acclaim, herald

Definition categories: communication, applaud

2. be a native of

- She hails from Kalamazoo

Similar word(s): come

Definition categories: stative, be

3. call for

- hail a cab

Definition categories: communication, call

4. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

Similar word(s): herald

Definition categories: communication, greet, recognise, recognize

5. precipitate as small ice particles

- It hailed for an hour

Definition categories: weather, fall, precipitate

Sentences with hail as a verb:

- They say it's going to hail tomorrow.

- The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes.

- He was hailed as a hero.

- Hail a taxi.