Definition of “hail” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /heɪl/

[ T ] to call or wave to someone to get their attention:

She stepped into the road and hailed a taxi.
it hails

If it hails, small, hard pieces of frozen rain fall from the sky:

Look! It's hailing!

(Definition of “hail verb” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)