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Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /heɪl/
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    Rhymes: -eɪl

Etymology 1[]

Middle English, from Old English hæġl, hæġel, from Proto-Germanic *xaʒlaz, xaʒlan (cf. Template:Fy/Dutch hagel, German Hagel, Swedish [[hagl#Template:Swe|hagl]]), from Proto-Indo-European *k̑ok̑ló (cf. Template:Cy [[caill#Template:Cy|caill]] 'testicle', Latin calculus 'small stone', Lithuanian šešélis 'shade, shadow', Ancient Greek κάχληξ (káchlēx) 'pebble', Sanskrit śíśira 'cool, cold'), reduplication of *k̑el- 'cold' (cf. Old Norse héla 'frost').

Noun[]

Singular
Hail

Plural
-

Hail (-)

  1. Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation from a thunderstorm.
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Derived terms[]
  • hail storm / hailstorm
  • hailstone
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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Hail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Hail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. Template:Impersonal Said of the weather when hail is falling.
    They say it's going to hail tomorrow.
  2. (transitive) to send or release hail
    The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes.
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Etymology 2[]

From hail, a variant of hale (health, safety).

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Hail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Hail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) to greet
    Hail Linzen
  2. (transitive) to praise enthusiastically
    He was hailed as a hero.
  3. (transitive) to call out to loudly in order to gain the attention of
    Hail a taxi
Derived terms[]
  • hail from
Translations[]

Etymology 3[]

From Old Norse heill. Compare whole, hale.

Adjective[]

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Positive
Hail

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.

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