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Hail vs. Hell

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The main difference between Hail and Hell is that the Hail is a precipitation and Hell is a mythological place of, often eternal, suffering

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  • Hail (noun)

    Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm.

  • Hail (verb)

    Said of the weather when hail is falling.

    "They say it's going to hail tomorrow."

  • Hail (verb)

    To send or release hail.

    "The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes."

  • Hail (verb)

    To pour down in rapid succession.

  • Hail (verb)

    to greet; give salutation to; salute.

  • Hail (verb)

    To name; to designate; to call.

    "He was hailed as a hero."

  • Hail (verb)

    to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of

    "Hail a taxi."

  • Hail (adjective)

    Healthy, whole, safe.

  • Hail (interjection)

    An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

  • Hell (proper noun)

    In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death

    "Some religious people believe that all the followers of the other religions go to hell."

  • Hell (proper noun)

    The place where devils live and where sinners suffer after death

    "May you rot in hell!"

  • Hell (noun)

    A place or situation of great suffering in life.

    "My new boss is making my job a hell."

    "I went through hell to get home today."

  • Hell (noun)

    A place for gambling.

  • Hell (noun)

    An extremely hot place.

    "You don't have a snowball's chance in hell."

  • Hell (noun)

    Used as an intensifier in phrases grammatically requiring a noun

    "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more."

    "What the hell is wrong with you?!"

    "He says he's going home early? Like hell he is."

  • Hell (noun)

    A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.

  • Hell (noun)

    In certain games of chase, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.

  • Hell (interjection)

    Used to express discontent, unhappiness, or anger.

    "Oh, hell! I got another parking ticket."

  • Hell (interjection)

    Used to emphasize.

    "Hell, yeah!"

  • Hell (interjection)

    Used to introduce an intensified statement following an understated one; nay; not only that, but.

    "[Do it, or, r]est assured, there will be no more Middle Eastern crisis – hell, there will be no more Middle East!"

  • Hell (verb)

    To add luster to, burnish (silver or gold).

  • Hell (verb)

    To pour.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Hail (noun)

    Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

  • Hail (noun)

    A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.

  • Hail (verb)

    To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

  • Hail (verb)

    To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; - used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.

  • Hail (verb)

    To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; - with from.

  • Hail

    To pour forcibly down, as hail.

  • Hail

    To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.

  • Hail

    To name; to designate; to call.

  • Hail (adjective)

    Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

  • Hail (interjection)

    An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

  • Hell (noun)

    The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; - called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.

  • Hell (noun)

    The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.

  • Hell (noun)

    A place where outcast persons or things are gathered

  • Hell

    To overwhelm.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hail (noun)

    precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

  • Hail (noun)

    enthusiastic greeting

  • Hail (verb)

    praise vociferously;

    "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

  • Hail (verb)

    be a native of;

    "She hails from Kalamazoo"

  • Hail (verb)

    call for;

    "hail a cab"

  • Hail (verb)

    greet enthusiastically or joyfully

  • Hail (verb)

    precipitate as small ice particles;

    "It hailed for an hour"

  • Hell (noun)

    any place of pain and turmoil;

    "the hell of battle"

    "the inferno of the engine room"

    "when you're alone Christmas is the pits"

  • Hell (noun)

    a cause of difficulty and suffering;

    "war is hell"

    "go to blazes"

  • Hell (noun)

    (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment;

    "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"

    "a demon from the depths of the pit"

  • Hell (noun)

    (religion) the world of the dead;

    "he didn't want to go to hell when he died"

  • Hell (noun)

    violent and excited activity;

    "they began to fight like sin"

  • Hell (noun)

    noisy and unrestrained mischief;

    "raising blazes"

Princeton's WordNet

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