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hail1

 
pronunciation:
heIl
parts of speech:
verb, noun, interjection
phrases:
hail from
part of speech: verb
inflections: hails, hailing, hailed
definition 1: to welcome or greet.
The crowd hailed their hero as he passed by in the parade.
synonyms:
greet, salute
similar words:
meet, receive, toast, welcome
definition 2: to call out or wave to in order to attract the attention of (a taxi, bus, or the like.)
We waited by the building while our dad went out in the street to hail a taxi.
synonyms:
flag down
similar words:
call, signal, wave
phrase: hail from
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a cry or shout to greet or attract the attention of someone.
The prince was met with loud hails from his faithful men.
synonyms:
call, cry, holler, shout
similar words:
greeting, salute, scream, yell
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express a greeting or acclamation.
Hail! hail! the gang's all here!
similar words:
hello, hey, hurrah