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Meaning of “hi” in the English Dictionary

"hi" in British English

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hiexclamation

uk   us   /haɪ/ informal
A1 used as an ​informalgreeting, usually to ​people who you ​know: Hi, there! Hi, how are you doing?

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  • Love from Sophie. PS Say hi to Gemma.
  • Hi, Lewis. How are you?
  • Oh hi, Ben.

HI

written abbreviation for the US ​state of Hawaii: used in ​addresses
(Definition of hi from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hiexclamation

 us   /hɑɪ/
used as an ​informalgreeting: Hi, how are you doing?
(Definition of hi from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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