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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hail (noun)
1.
precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of clear ice and compact snow
2.
something that gives the effect of a shower of hail - a hail of rifle fire
hail (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to precipitate hail - it was hailing hard
2.
to pour down or strike like hail
hail (interjection)
1.
archaic - used as a salutation
2.
- used to express acclamation hail to the chief Sir Walter Scott
hail (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) - salute greet
b) to greet with enthusiastic approval - acclaim
2.
intransitive verb
to greet or summon by calling - hail a taxi to call out , especially to call a greeting to a passing ship
hail (noun)
1.
an exclamation of greeting or acclamation
2.
a calling to attract attention
3.
hearing distance - stayed within hail
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hail (noun)
1.
a heavy fall of objects
SYNONIMS:
hail, shower, storm
RELATED WORDS:
barrage, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, fusillade, salvo, volley; flood, gush, rush, spate, torrent; eruption, outbreak, outburst
hail (noun)
2.
a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once
SYNONIMS:
blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, cannonade, drumbeat, drumfire, flurry, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, storm, volley
RELATED WORDS:
broadside, earful; avalanche, burst, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, discharge, engulfment, flood, flood tide, flush, gush, inundation, outburst, outflow, outpouring, overflow, rash, spate, surge, torrent; current, river, stream, tide; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dribble, drip, trickle
hail (noun)
range of hearing
SYNONIMS:
hail, hearing, sound
RELATED WORDS:
volume; distance, sight
hail (verb)
1.
to declare enthusiastic approval of
SYNONIMS:
accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, tout
RELATED WORDS:
bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse ( indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol ( extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste ( lambast), skewer, slag [], vilify
knock, pan, slam
hail (verb)
2.
to demand or request the presence or service of
SYNONIMS:
call, hail
RELATED WORDS:
cite, subpoena; assemble, call out, call up, convene, convoke, muster; ask, bid, invite; command, order, request, requisition; beckon, demand, invoke; buzz, knell, page, ring, whistle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dismiss, send (away), turn away; banish, boot (out), cast out, drum (out), eject, expel, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) []
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