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hail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Exclamation
/hāl/,
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Pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds,
  1. Expressing greeting or acclaim
    • - hail, Caesar!
Verb
  1. Call out to (someone) to attract attention
    • - the crew hailed a fishing boat
  2. Signal (an approaching taxicab) to stop
    • - she raised her hand to hail a cab
  3. Acclaim enthusiastically as being a specified thing
    • - he has been hailed as the new James Dean
  4. Have one's home or origins in (a place)
    • - he hails from Pittsburgh
Noun
  1. A shout or call used to attract attention


  1. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
  2. acclaim: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
  3. be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
  4. many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"
  5. enthusiastic greeting
  6. call for; "hail a cab"
  7. Hail is a form of solid precipitation which consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice, that are individually called hail stones. Hail stones on Earth consist mostly of water ice and measure between and in diameter, with the larger stones coming from severe thunderstorms. ...
  8. Straitjacket Fits formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1986 and were a prominent band in the Flying Nun label's second wave of the Dunedin Sound.
  9. Hail are an American indie/punk band with an avant-garde twist consisting of Susanne Lewis (vocals, guitar, main composer and lyricist) and Bob Drake (bass). The band has also had guest appearances from Mike Johnson, Dave Kerman, Chris Cutler and Bill Gilonis. ...
  10. Hail is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby in 2000.
  11. Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm; Said of the weather when hail is falling; to send or release hail; Healthy, whole, safe
  12. To attempt to contact another boat or shore, either by voice or radio.
  13. precipitation composed of chunks of ice that form atop cumulonimbus clouds and fall as soon as they become too heavy for the cloud updrafts to hold.
  14. If you dream of being in a hail storm, you will meet poor success in any undertaking. If you watch hail-stones fall through sunshine and rain, you will be harassed by cares for a time, but fortune will soon smile upon you. For a young woman, this dream indicates love after many slights. ...
  15. Precipitation that originates in convective clouds, such as cumulonimbus, in the form of balls or irregular pieces of ice, which comes in different shapes and sizes. ...
  16. Precipitation in the form of balls or irregular lumps of ice.
  17. Precipitation in the form of balls of ice containing distinct layers, like an onion. It is formed by the repeated freezing of supercooled water onto particles in the strong updrafts of a Cumulonimbus cloud.
  18. Precipitation in the form of nearly spherical or jagged chunks of ice; often characterized by internal concentric layering. Hail is associated with thunderstorm cells that have strong updrafts and relatively great moisture content.
  19. A form of precipitation that consists of balls of ice that are more than one-fifth of an inch in diameter
  20. balls of ice a few millimeters in diameter which fall as precipitation. The balls form when water in clouds is lifted high enough to freeze. The droplets may fall a little and accumulate more water before further uplift cause more freezing and thus they grow. ...
  21. frozen precipitation that looks like balls or lumps of ice. Usually produced by cumulonimbus clouds.
  22. To speak or call to another vessel, or to men in a different part of a ship.
  23. Small, rounded ice pellets that often form during thunderstorms.
  24. Hail is composed of tiny stones of ice formed when water particles in cloud are carried up to a height where freezing takes place. They then descend through the cloud where they meet up with more water droplets which cling to the iced stone. ...
  25. ice balls that are formed by rain that is thrown by air currents back up into a thundercloud, were a layer of ice forms around it. Hail can make several trips back up into a cloud, were it is covered with another level of ice each time.