• (obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.


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


  • Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm.


  • (transitive) to greet; give salutation to; salute.
  • (transitive) to send or release hail

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

  • (transitive) to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of

    "Hail a taxi."

  • (impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling.

    "They say it's going to hail tomorrow."

  • (transitive) To name; to designate; to call.

    "He was hailed as a hero."

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