hail

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

  1. (uncountable) Hail is ice that falls from the sky.
  2. (countable), (singular) A hail of bullets, glass, rocks, etc. is a lot of things flying in someone's direction.

Verb[change]

Plain form
hail

Third-person singular
hails

Past tense
hailed

Past participle
hailed

Present participle
hailing

  1. (transitive) If you hail something, you say it is very good.
  2. (transitive) If you hail someone, you call them to get their attention.
  3. (intransitive) If it hails, pieces of ice fall from the sky.