Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hail

3 senses of hail

Sense 1
hail -- (precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents)
       => precipitation, downfall -- (the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist))

Sense 2
hail -- (many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 3
hail -- (enthusiastic greeting)
       => greeting, salutation -- ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hail

5 senses of hail

Sense 1
acclaim, hail, herald -- (praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein")
       => applaud -- (express approval of; "I applaud your efforts")

Sense 2
hail, come -- (be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
hail -- (call for; "hail a cab")
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

Sense 4
hail, herald -- (greet enthusiastically or joyfully)
       => greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Sense 5
hail -- (precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour")
       => precipitate, come down, fall -- (fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

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