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Etymology 1

From Old English hæġl.

Noun

Singular
hail

Plural
-

hail (-)
  1. Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation from a thunderstorm.

(1977) MANOBS Manual of Surface Weather Observations, Seventh, Amendment 15, Canada: Meteorological Service of Canada.

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Verb

Infinitive
to hail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) (used only in the infinitive and the third-person singular with it) Said of the weather when hail is falling.
    They say it's going to hail tomorrow.
  2. (transitive) To send or release hail
    The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes.
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Etymology 2

From hail, a variant of hale ‘health, safety’.

Verb

Infinitive
to hail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To greet.
    Hail Linzen
  2. (transitive) To praise enthusiastically.
    He was hailed as a hero.
  3. (transitive) To call out to loudly in order to gain the attention of.
    Hail a taxi
  4. be a native of
    She hails from Kalamazoo
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