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Hail vs. Salute — What's the Difference?

Hail vs. Salute — What's the Difference?

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Hail

Hail is a form of solid precipitation. It is distinct from ice pellets (American English "sleet"), though the two are often confused.
Jun 03, 2022

Salute

A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect. When saluting a person, as distinct from a flag or a national anthem or other symbolic melody, the gaze must be towards that person, also when returning a salute.
Jun 03, 2022

Hail

Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) in diameter, usually associated with thunderstorms.
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Salute

To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
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Hail

Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow
A hail of pebbles.
A hail of criticism.
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Salute

To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
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Hail

The act of greeting or acclaiming.
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Salute

To honor formally and ceremoniously
Saluted the fallen soldiers in his remarks.
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Hail

A shout made to catch someone's attention or to greet.
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Salute

To express warm approval of; commend
Salute an agency for its charity work.
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Hail

Hailing distance
Told me to stay within hail.
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Salute

To become noticeable to
A stench saluted our nostrils.
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Hail

To precipitate in pellets of ice and hard snow.
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Salute

To make a gesture of greeting or respect.
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Hail

To fall like hailstones
Condemnations hailed down on them.
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Salute

An act of greeting; a salutation.
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Hail

To pour (something) down or forth
They hailed insults at me.
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Salute

An act or gesture of welcome, honor, or courteous recognition
A musical salute to the composer's 90th birthday.
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Hail

To salute or greet.
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Salute

The position of the hand or rifle or the bodily posture of a person saluting a military superior.
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Hail

To greet or acclaim enthusiastically
The crowds hailed the boxing champion.
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Salute

A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.
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Hail

To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of
Hail a cabdriver.
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Salute

An utterance or gesture expressing greeting or honor towards someone, now especially a formal, non-verbal gesture made with the arms or hands in any of various specific positions.
The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp salute.
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Hail

To signal or call to a passing ship as a greeting or identification.
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Salute

A kiss, offered in salutation.
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Hail

Used to express a greeting or tribute.
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Salute

A discharge of cannon or similar arms, as a mark of honour or respect.
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Hail

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

A pyrotechnic device primarily designed to produce a loud bang.
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Hail

An occurrence of this type of precipitation; a hailstorm.
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Salute

(ambitransitive) To make a gesture in honor of (someone or something).
They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
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Hail

A rapid, intense barrage by a large number of projectiles or other objects.
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Salute

To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude; to praise.
I would like to salute the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.
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Hail

(impersonal) Of hail, to fall from the sky.
They say it's going to hail tomorrow.
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Salute

To wave, to acknowledge an acquaintance.
I saluted Bill at the concert, but he didn't see me through the crowd.
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Hail

(intransitive) To send or release hail.
The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes.
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Salute

To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
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Hail

To pour down in rapid succession.
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Salute

To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
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Hail

(transitive) To greet; give salutation to; salute.
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Salute

(archaic) To kiss.
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Hail

(transitive) To name; to designate; to call.
He was hailed as a hero.
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Salute

To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
I salute you with this kingly title.
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Hail

(transitive) To call out loudly in order to gain the attention of.
Hail a taxi.
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Salute

Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it.
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Hail

To indicate, from a designated stop or otherwise, to the driver of a public transport vehicle that one wishes to board and travel on the vehicle, usually using hand signals such as waving.
In Melbourne, you would usually have to hail a tram when you are travelling late at night and there are no other passengers waiting at your stop.
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Salute

To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
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Hail

(transitive) To signal in order to initiate communication with.
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Salute

To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
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Hail

(obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.
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Salute

The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
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Hail

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

A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
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Hail

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.
Thunder mixed with hail,Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky.
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Salute

A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.
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Hail

A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
The angel hail bestowed.
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Salute

An act of honor or courteous recognition;
A musical salute to the composer on his birthday
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Hail

To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
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Salute

A formal military gesture of respect
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Hail

To pour forcibly down, as hail.
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Salute

An act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
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Hail

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

Propose a toast to;
Let us toast the birthday girl!
Let's drink to the New Year
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Hail

To name; to designate; to call.
And such a son as all men hailed me happy.
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Salute

Greet in a friendly way;
I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me
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Hail

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.
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Salute

Express commendation of;
I salute your courage!
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Hail

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

Become noticeable;
A terrible stench saluted our nostrils
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Hail

Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
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Salute

Honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
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Hail

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

Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position;
When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute
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Hail

Precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
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Hail

Enthusiastic greeting
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Hail

Praise vociferously;
The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
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Hail

Be a native of;
She hails from Kalamazoo
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Hail

Call for;
Hail a cab
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Hail

Greet enthusiastically or joyfully
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Hail

Precipitate as small ice particles;
It hailed for an hour
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