hail / hale

hail / hale
   Hail means "to greet or to come from": She hails from California. Hail also means "balls of ice": Hail damaged the crops.
   Hale means "sound or healthy": Minnie Miles is hale and hearty enough to run five miles daily.

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  • hail, hale —    Hale means robust and vigorous, or to drag or forcibly draw (as in haled into court), in which sense it is related to haul Hail describes a greeting, a salute, or a downpour (as in hailstorm or hail of bullets ). The expressions are hale and… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hail, hale —    Hale means robust and vigorous, or to drag or forcibly draw (as in haled into court), in which sense it is related to haul Hail describes a greeting, a salute, or a downpour (as in hailstorm or hail of bullets ). The expressions are hale and… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hail / hale —    Hail means to greet or to come from : She hails from California. Hail also means balls of ice : Hail damaged the crops.    Hale means sound or healthy : Minnie Miles is hale and hearty enough to run five miles daily …   Confused words

  • hail — Ⅰ. hail [1] ► NOUN 1) pellets of frozen rain falling in showers from cumulonimbus clouds. 2) a large number of things hurled forcefully through the air. ► VERB (it hails, it is hailing, etc.) ▪ hail falls …   English terms dictionary

  • hail —  , hale  Hale means robust and vigorous, or to drag or forcibly draw (as in haled into court ), in which sense it is related to haul. Hail describes a greeting, a salute, or a downpour (as in hailstorm or hail of bullets ). The expressions are… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • hail — 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. [1913 Webster] Last year we thought him strong and hale. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To name; to designate; to call. [1913 Webster] And such a son as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Last year we thought him strong and hale. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hail — Hail, a. Healthy. See {Hale} (the preferable spelling). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hail — hale …   American English homophones

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