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English noun: hail

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


Broader (hypernym)downfall, precipitation


Part holonymhailstone

2. hail (object) many objects thrown forcefully through the air


SamplesA hail of pebbles.
A hail of bullets.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

3. hail (communication) enthusiastic greeting


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation


English verb: hail

1. hail (communication) praise vociferously


SamplesThe critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein.


ExamplesSam and Sue hail the movie


Synonymsacclaim, herald


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)applaud

2. hail (stative) be a native of


SamplesShe hails from Kalamazoo.


Synonymscome


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupcome, derive, descend

3. hail (communication) call for


SamplesHail a cab.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)call, send for

4. hail (communication) greet enthusiastically or joyfully


Synonymsherald


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize

5. hail (weather) precipitate as small ice particles


SamplesIt hailed for an hour.


ExamplesIt was hailing all day long


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)come down, fall, precipitate









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