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 for hail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l), a. [Written also hail.] [OE. heil, Icel.
     heill; akin to E. whole. See Whole.]
     Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale
     body.
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           Last year we thought him strong and hale. --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, v. i.
     1. To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails
        or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; --
        used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.
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     2. To report as one's home or the place from whence one
        comes; to come; -- with from. [Colloq.] --C. G. Halpine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, interj. [See Hail, v. t.]
     An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or,
     occasionally, of familiar greeting. "Hail, brave friend."
     --Shak.
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     All hail. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Hail Mary, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman
        Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See Ave
        Maria.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\ (h[=a]l), n. [OE. hail, ha[yogh]el, AS. h[ae]gel,
     hagol; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. hagel; Icel. hagl; cf. Gr.
     ka`chlhx pebble.]
     Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds,
     where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The
     separate masses or grains are called hailstones.
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           Thunder mixed with hail,
           Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hailed (h[=a]ld); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Hailing.] [OE. hailen, AS. hagalian.]
     To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, v. t.
     To pour forcibly down, as hail. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, a.
     Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, v. t. [OE. hailen, heilen, Icel. heill hale, sound,
     used in greeting. See Hale sound.]
     1. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to
        address.
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     2. To name; to designate; to call.
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              And such a son as all men hailed me happy. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hail \Hail\, n.
     A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call. "Their puissant
     hail." --M. Arnold.
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           The angel hail bestowed.                 --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hail
      n 1: precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising
           air currents
      2: many objects thrown forcefully through the air; "a hail of
         pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"
      3: enthusiastic greeting
      v 1: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist
           as a new Rubinstein" [syn: acclaim, hail, herald]
      2: be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo" [syn: hail,
         come]
      3: call for; "hail a cab"
      4: greet enthusiastically or joyfully [syn: hail, herald]
      5: precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "hail":
     a mass of, a world of, abide by, accede, accept, acclaim, accost,
     acknowledge, acquiesce, acquiesce in, address, agree, agree to,
     agree with, apostrophize, appeal to, applaud, approach, approve,
     army, assent, bark, barrage, bawl, beat the drum, bellow, bespeak,
     bevy, bid good day, bid good morning, bob, bombard, bombardment,
     bow, bow to, broadside, bunch, buttonhole, buy, call, call to,
     cannonade, caterwaul, cheer, cheer on, clap, clap the hands, cloud,
     clutter, compliment, comply, congratulate, consent, covey, cry,
     curtsy, dip, drumfire, embrace, encore, exchange colors,
     exchange greetings, felicitate, flag, flag down, flash, flight,
     flock, flocks, frost, fusillade, give a hand, give a signal,
     give the nod, glance, glorify, graupel, greet, greeting,
     hail and speak, hailstone, half-mast, halloo, hallow, hand-clasp,
     handshake, hear it for, hello, hive, hoist a banner, hold with,
     holler, hollo, honor, hoot, host, how-do-you-do, howl, hug, ice,
     ice over, ice up, in toto, invoke, jam, kick, kiss, kiss hands,
     large amount, laud, leer, legion, lift the hat, lots, make a sign,
     many, masses of, mob, muchness, multitude, nest, nod, nod assent,
     nod to, nudge, numbers, pack, pelt, plurality, poke, praise,
     pull the forelock, quantities, quite a few, raise a cry, receive,
     recommend, roar, root for, rout, ruck, salutation, salute, salvo,
     say hello, scores, scream, screech, shake, shake hands, shoal,
     shout, shower, shriek, sign, signal, signalize, sleet, smile,
     smile of recognition, snow, snow in, snow under, soft hail,
     sound an alarm, sound the trumpet, speak, speak fair, speak to,
     squall, squawk, squeal, storm, subscribe to, swarm, take aside,
     take kindly to, talk to, throng, tidy sum, torrent, touch,
     touch the hat, uncover, unfurl a flag, volley, vote for, wave,
     wave a flag, wave the hand, welcome, whoop, wink, worlds of,
     yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yes, yield assent, yowl
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Hail!
     a salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person
     addressed; the translation of the Greek _Chaire_, "Rejoice"
     (Luke 1:8). Used in mockery in Matt. 27:29.
     

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Hail
     frozen rain-drops; one of the plagues of Egypt (Ex. 9:23). It is
     mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Hag. 2:17). A
     hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought
     against Joshua (Josh. 10:11). Ezekiel represents the wall daubed
     with untempered mortar as destroyed by great hail-stones (Ezek.
     13:11). (See also 38:22; Rev. 8:7; 11:19; 16:21.)
     

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