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Noun hail has 2 senses
  1. hail - precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
    --1 is a kind of
    precipitation, downfall
    --1 has part: hailstone
    Derived form: verb hail5
  2. hail - enthusiastic greeting
    --2 is a kind of
    greeting, salutation
    Derived form: verb hail4
Verb hail has 5 senses
  1. acclaim, hail, herald - praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
    --1 is one way to applaud
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue hail the movie
  2. hail, come - be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
    --2 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. hail - call for; "hail a cab"
    --3 is one way to
    call, send for
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. hail, herald - greet enthusiastically or joyfully
    --4 is one way to greet, recognize, recognise
    Derived form: noun hail2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. hail - precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"
    --5 is one way to
    precipitate, come down, fall
    Derived form: noun hail1
    Sample sentence:
    It was hailing all day long
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