n. 冰雹; 一阵
vi. 下冰雹; 如冰雹般地降下
vt. 致敬; 打招呼; 打信号示意（计程车等）停下; 赞扬（或称颂）…为（尤用于报章等）
If a person, event, or achievement is hailed as important or successful, they are praised publicly.
Faulkner has been hailed as the greatest American novelist of his generation...
US magazines hailed her as the greatest rock'n'roll singer in the world...
Hail consists of small balls of ice that fall like rain from the sky.
...a sharp short-lived storm with heavy hail.
When it hails, hail falls like rain from the sky.
It started to hail, huge great stones.
A hail of things, usually small objects, is a large number of them that hit you at the same time and with great force.
The victim was hit by a hail of bullets...
The riot police were met with a hail of stones and petrol bombs.
Someone who hails from a particular place was born there or lives there.
I hail from Brighton...
The band hail from Glasgow.
If someone or something hails from a particular background, they come from it.
He hails from an affluent background...
This is a film which seems to hail from the hippie era.
If you hail someone, you call to them.
Jill saw him and hailed him...
Suddenly, a voice hailed us and there was Miss Quigley.
If you hail a taxi, you wave at it in order to stop it because you want the driver to take you somewhere.
I hurried away to hail a taxi.
Hail is used as a word of greeting.
Hail to the new champion Bengali D'Albret.
1. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
2. enthusiastic greeting
1. praise vociferously;
2. be a native of;
3. call for;
4. greet enthusiastically or joyfully
5. precipitate as small ice particles;
address, greet, salute, hail, welcome
Heavy rain or hail may dislodge many aphids from the plants.
Unfortunately, the hail storms reduced the full benefit attained from this extra crop.
Born almost within hail of it, he could remember it from 1860 on.
The priest absolved him and told him to say ten hail Mary's.
Hail is a meteoric phenomenon.