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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To welcome or greet loudly. Also: To rain small round pieces of ice.

Usage examples (3)
  • hail to the chief who in triumph advances!
  • Bridget liked seeing Colin hail-fellow-well-met with them all – sharing tucker and quart-pot tea.
  • The Sox are so desperate, they're calling the hail-Manny play. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You will have to be "hale" (healthy and robust) to go out into the "hail" (frozen rain) storm to "hail" (call or summon) a taxi.
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