Synonyms of hail in English

: hail1hail2

hail1


See definition of hail

verb

1‘a friend hailed him from the upper deck’

SYNONYMS

greet, salute, address, halloo, speak to, call out to, shout to, say hello to, initiate a discussion with, talk to

nod to, wave to, smile at, signal to, lift one's hat to, acknowledge

accost, approach, waylay, stop, catch

informal collar, buttonhole

British informal nobble

ANTONYMS

say goodbye to

2‘he hailed a cab’

SYNONYMS

flag down, wave down, signal to stop, gesture to stop, make a sign to

call to, shout to

summon, accost

3‘the critics hailed the new film as a masterpiece’

SYNONYMS

acclaim, praise, applaud, commend, rave about, extol, eulogize, vaunt, hymn, lionize, express approval of, express admiration for, pay tribute to, speak highly of, sing the praises of, make much of

glorify, cheer, salute, exalt, honour, hurrah, hurray, toast, welcome, pay homage to

British informal big up

North American informal ballyhoo

dated cry up

archaic emblazon

rare laud, panegyrize

ANTONYMS

criticize, condemn

4‘the band's twenty-six members all hail from Wales’

SYNONYMS

come from, be from, be a native of, have been born in, originate in, have one's roots in

be …, be … by birth

live in, have one's home in, inhabit, be an inhabitant of, be settled in, reside in, be a resident of


noun

1‘a hearty hail greeted me’

SYNONYMS

greeting, hello, hallo, halloo, call, cry, shout, salutation

acknowledgement, welcome, salute

ANTONYMS

farewell


Synonyms of hail in English

: hail1hail2

hail2


See definition of hail

noun

1‘frequent heavy showers of rain and hail’

SYNONYMS

frozen rain, hailstones, sleet, precipitation

hailstorm, hail shower

2‘a hail of bullets’

SYNONYMS

barrage, volley, shower, deluge, torrent, burst, stream, storm, flood, spate, rain, tide, avalanche, blaze, onslaught

bombardment, cannonade, battery, blast, broadside, salvo


verb

1‘tons of dust hailed down on us’

SYNONYMS

beat, shower, rain, fall, pour, drop

pelt, pepper, batter, bombard, volley, assail