Hail - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |heɪl|  American pronunciation of the word hail
Brit.  |heɪl|  British pronunciation of the word hail
- precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
- many objects thrown forcefully through the air
- enthusiastic greeting
- praise vociferously (syn: acclaim, herald)
- be a native of (syn: come)
- call for
- greet enthusiastically or joyfully (syn: herald)
- precipitate as small ice particles


The victim was hit by a hail of bullets.

The police were met with a hail of stones and petrol bombs.

Walter hail'd a score of names upon her.

Jim saw him and hailed him.

Faulkner has been hailed as the greatest American novelist of his generation.

The band hail from Glasgow.

This is a film which seems to hail from the hippie era.

I could hear hails coming and going between the old buccaneer and his comrades.

heavy showers of rain and hail

Lang's first film was immediately hailed as a masterpiece.

The new service has been hailed a success.

A young man is being hailed a hero tonight after rescuing two children.

She leaned out of the window and hailed a passerby.

The hotel doorman will hail a cab for you.

Where do you hail from?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hail
he/she/it: hails
present participle: hailing
past tense: hailed
past participle: hailed
singular: hail
plural: hails
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