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(n.) Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.
(v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
(v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.
(n.) A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
(v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
(v. i.) To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; - with from.
(v. i.) To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; - used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.
(a.) Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
(v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.
(v. i.) To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Hail'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/h/hail.html. 1828.