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HAIL, n. Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence some being as hard and solid as perfect ice others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow.

HAIL, To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.

HAIL, To pour.

HAIL, a. Gr. whole. Sound whole healthy not impaired by disease as a hail body hail corn. In this sense, it is usually written hale.

HAIL, an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail, used as a verb. Hail, be well be in health health to you a term of salutation, equivalent to L. salve, salvete.

Hail, hail, brave friend.

HAIL, n. A wish of health a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun as, the angel hail bestowed.

HAIL, L. calo. See Call and Heal. To call to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? &c.

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Entry for 'Hail'. King James Dictionary.

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