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Bible Usage:

  • hail used 38 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Frozen rain-drops; one of the plagues of Egypt (Exodus 9:23). It is mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Haggai 2:17). A hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought against Joshua (Joshua 10:11). Ezekiel represents the wall daubed with untempered mortar as destroyed by great hail-stones (Ezekiel 13:11). (See also 38:22; Revelation 8:7; 11:19; 16:21.)

Naves Topical Index

General references
Job 38:22; Haggai 2:17

Plague of, in Egypt
Exodus 9:18-29; Psalms 78:48; Psalms 105:32

Destroys army of the Amorites
Joshua 10:11

Isaiah 28:2; Revelation 8:7; Revelation 11:19; Revelation 16:21

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAIL, noun Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence; some being as hard and solid as perfect ice; others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures; some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow.

HAIL, verb intransitive To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.

HAIL, verb transitive To pour.

HAIL, adjective [Gr. whole.] Sound; whole; healthy; not impaired by disease; as a hail body; hail corn. [In this sense, it is usually written hale.]

HAIL, an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail used as a verb. hail be well; be in health; health to you; a term of salutation, equivalent to Latin salve, salvete.

HAIL, hail brave friend.

HAIL, noun A wish of health; a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun; as, the angel hail bestowed.

HAIL, verb transitive [Latin calo. See Call and Heal.] To call; to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing; to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? etc.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person addressed; the translation of the Greek Chaire, "Rejoice" (Luke 1:8). Used in mockery in Matthew 27:29.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HA'ILED, participle passive Called to from a distance; accosted.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HA'ILING, participle present tense Saluting; calling to from a distance.

1. Pouring down hail.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HA'ILSHOT, noun Small shot which scatter like hailstones. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HA'ILSTONE, noun A single mass of ice falling from a cloud.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HA'ILY, adjective Consisting of hail; as haily showers.