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Dictionary definition for: Hail

1. (n) precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

2. (v) praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

3. (n) enthusiastic greeting

4. (v) be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"

5. (v) call for; "hail a cab"

6. (v) greet enthusiastically or joyfully

7. (v) precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"

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