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Snow vs. Hail

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Snownoun

(uncountable) The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.

Hailnoun

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

Snownoun

(uncountable) Any similar frozen form of a gas or liquid.

Hailverb

(impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling.

‘They say it's going to hail tomorrow.’;

Snownoun

(uncountable) A shade of the color white.

Hailverb

(intransitive) To send or release hail.

‘The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes.’;

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Snownoun

(uncountable) The moving pattern of random dots displayed on a television, etc., when no transmission signal is being received.

Hailverb

To pour down in rapid succession.

Snownoun

Cocaine.

Hailverb

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

Snownoun

(countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.

‘We have had several heavy snows this year.''’;

Hailverb

(transitive) To name; to designate; to call.

‘He was hailed as a hero.’;

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Snownoun

(nautical) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Hailverb

(transitive) to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of

‘Hail a taxi.’;

Snowverb

(impersonal) To have snow fall from the sky.

‘It is snowing.’; ‘It started to snow.’;

Hailadjective

(obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.

Snowverb

(colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.

Hailinterjection

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

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Snowverb

(poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards.

Hailnoun

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.’;

Snownoun

A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Hailnoun

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

‘The angel hail bestowed.’;

Snownoun

Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms.

Hailverb

To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

Snownoun

Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes.

‘The field of snow with eagle of black therein.’;

Hailverb

To pour forcibly down, as hail.

Snowverb

To fall in or as snow; - chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.

Hailverb

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

Snowverb

To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.

Hailverb

To name; to designate; to call.

‘And such a son as all men hailed me happy.’;

Snownoun

precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

Hailverb

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.

Snownoun

a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Hailverb

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

Snownoun

English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

Hailadjective

Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).

Snownoun

street names for cocaine

Hailinterjection

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

Snowverb

fall as snow;

‘It was snowing all night’;

Hailnoun

precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

Snowverb

conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end;

‘He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well’;

Hailnoun

enthusiastic greeting

Snownoun

atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer

‘we were trudging through deep snow’;

Hailverb

praise vociferously;

‘The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein’;

Snownoun

falls of snow

‘the first snows of winter’;

Hailverb

be a native of;

‘She hails from Kalamazoo’;

Snownoun

a mass of flickering white spots on a television or radar screen, caused by interference or a poor signal

‘all that they could pick up on their screens was snow’;

Hailverb

call for;

‘hail a cab’;

Snownoun

a dessert or other dish resembling snow

‘vanilla snow’;

Hailverb

greet enthusiastically or joyfully

Snownoun

a frozen gas resembling snow

‘carbon dioxide snow’;

Hailverb

precipitate as small ice particles;

‘It hailed for an hour’;

Snownoun

cocaine.

Hail

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

‘sleet’;

Snowverb

snow falls

‘it's not snowing so heavily now’;

Snowverb

be confined or blocked by a large quantity of snow

‘I was snowed in for a week’;

Snowverb

mislead or charm (someone) with elaborate and insincere words

‘they would snow the public into believing that all was well’;

Snow

Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes. It consists of frozen crystalline water throughout its life cycle, starting when, under suitable conditions, the ice crystals form in the atmosphere, increase to millimeter size, precipitate and accumulate on surfaces, then metamorphose in place, and ultimately melt, slide or sublimate away.

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