hail - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlehailing
past tensehailed
past participlehailed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to say publicly how good or important someone or something is
    hail someone/something as something:

    The court’s ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for freedom.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to shout to someone as a way of attracting their attention
    1. a.
      to make a signal to a taxi or bus so that it stops for you
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if it hails, small balls of ice fall from the sky like rain
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