hail hail  /ˈheɪl/


  1. (n) precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
  2. (n) many objects thrown forcefully through the air
  3. (n) enthusiastic greeting
  4. (v) praise vociferously
  5. (v) be a native of
  6. (v) call for
  7. (v) greet enthusiastically or joyfully
  8. (v) precipitate as small ice particles



  1. One hailstorm smashed 3,000,000 bushels of standing wheat in Nebraska; another destroyed $2,000,000 worth of tobacco in North Carolina.
  2. East Indian story-tellers spin yarns of hailstones as large as elephants.


  1. Hail pummels Mount Rushmore, Rapid City

    The famous faces at Mount Rushmore National Memorial got hit by 2-inch diameter hail on Monday afternoon, but it was 10 minutes of smaller hail that pummeled flowerbeds around Rapid City.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rapid City Journal

  2. Hail, rain, strong wind in eastern Colorado

    A storm has brought hail, heavy rain and strong winds to parts of eastern Colorado, with fire officials in La Junta (lah-HUN'-tah) reporting damage to an airport hangar and downed power poles.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  3. Hail, downed trees reported in parts of Mid-Mich.

    Golf ball-sized hail, downed trees -- and a funnel cloud -- were reported in Saginaw County following a severe thunderstorm moved through Monday afternoon -- see photos from today's storm here .
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WNEM TV 5 Mid-Michigan

Wiki Images for hail

definition of hail
meaning of hail


  1. "Those of you taking the oath of citizenship at this ceremony hail from 30 different nations," Bush noted.
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The choice of Sarah Palin is surely a Hail Mary pass," Schumer said in a statement. "It is a real roll of the dice and shows ...... what a strong position the Obama-Biden team and Democrats in general are in in this election."
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: CNN International

  3. Farrell said: "He was three seconds away from safety. I thought we were safe. He just walked into a hail of bullets."
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Stephen Farrell Source: Scottish Daily Record

Word of the Day
engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /