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hail1

hail1

pronunciation:
heIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, interjection
phrases:
hail from, within hail
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hailed, hailing, hails
definition 1: to salute or greet.
The crowd hailed their heroes as they passed by in the parade.
synonyms:
greet, salute
similar words:
meet, receive, toast, welcome
definition 2: to call out or wave to in order to summon or attract the attention of.
His mother waited by the building while he hailed a taxi in the street.
synonyms:
flag down, halloo
similar words:
call, signal, wave
definition 3: to give enthusiastic approval or acclaim to.
The people hailed their new leader.He was hailed as the most brilliant scientist of his time.
synonyms:
acclaim
antonyms:
deplore
similar words:
acknowledge, applaud, approve, cheer, commend, extol, honor, laud, praise, toast
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to call out, as a greeting, signal, or means of identification, esp. to a passing ship.
synonyms:
halloo, holler
similar words:
call, cry out, shout, signal
phrase: hail from
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cry or shout to greet or attract the attention of someone.
He ignored the hails of the adoring crowd as he rode by.
synonyms:
call, cry, halloo, holler, shout
similar words:
greeting, salutation, salute, scream, yell
definition 2: the act of hailing.
similar words:
call, cry, shout
phrase: within hail
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express an acclamation or greeting.
Hail! The victorious army approaches!
synonyms:
halloo
similar words:
hello, hey, hurrah