Hail vs Call - What's the difference?

hail | call |


As nouns the difference between hail and call

is that hail is balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm while call is a telephone conversation.

As verbs the difference between hail and call

is that hail is (impersonal) said of the weather when hail is falling or hail can be to greet; give salutation to; salute while call is (lb) to use one's voice .

As an adjective hail

is (obsolete) healthy, whole, safe.

As an interjection hail

is an exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

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hail

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) haile, hail, from (etyl) ). Root-cognates outside of Germanic include (etyl) .

Noun

(-)
  • Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm.
  • Derived terms
    * hailstone * hail storm / hailstorm * hail shaft / hailshaft

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling.
  • They say it's going to hail tomorrow.
  • to send or release hail
  • The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes .

    Etymology 2

    The adjective hail is a variant of (from the early 13th century). The transitive verb with the meaning "to salute" is also from the 13th century. The cognate verb heal is already Old English (. Also cognate is whole, from Old English (the spelling with wh- is unetymological, introduced in the 15th century).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to greet; give salutation to; salute.
  • To name; to designate; to call.
  • * Milton
  • And such a son as all men hailed me happy.
    He was hailed as a hero.
  • to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of
  • Hail a taxi.
    Derived terms
    * hailer * hail from

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Healthy, whole, safe.
  • Interjection

    (en-intj)
  • An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Hail , brave friend.
    ----

    call

    English

    (wikipedia call)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A telephone conversation.
  • I received several phone calls today.
    I received several calls today.
  • A short visit, usually for social purposes.
  • I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.
  • * Cowper
  • the baker's punctual call
  • A cry or shout.
  • He heard a call from the other side of the room.
  • A decision or judgement.
  • That was a good call .
  • The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
  • That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.
  • A beckoning or summoning.
  • I had to yield to the call of the wild.
  • * Addison
  • Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity.
  • * Macaulay
  • running into danger without any call of duty
  • (finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
  • (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
  • (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
  • A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).
  • * 1978 , , The Practice , Harper & Row, ISBN 9780060131944:
  • page 48: “Mondays would be great, especially after a weekend of call .”
    page 56: “ I’ve got call tonight, and all weekend, but I’ll be off tomorrow to help you some.”
  • * 2007 , William D. Bailey, You Will Never Run Out of Jesus , CrossHouse Publishing, ISBN 978-0-929292-24-3:
  • page 29: I took general-surgery call' at Bossier Medical Center and asked special permission to take general-medical '''call''', which was gladly given away by the older staff members: . You would be surprised at how many surgical cases came out of medical ' call .
    page 206: My first night of primary medical call was greeted about midnight with a very ill 30-year-old lady who had a temperature of 103 degrees.
  • * 2008 , Jamal M. Bullocks et al., Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Principles and Techniques , Thieme, ISBN 978-1-58890-670-0, page ix:
  • We attempted to include all topics that we ourselves have faced while taking plastic surgery call at the affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the world, which sees over 100,000 patients per day.
  • * 2009 , Steven Louis Shelley, A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting , page 171:
  • The columns in the second rectangle show fewer hours, but part of that is due to the fact that there's a division between a work call' and a show ' call .
  • (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.
  • A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
  • There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.
  • (poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.
  • A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.
  • (nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.
  • A pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
  • An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
  • Vocation; employment; calling.
  • A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
  • Quotations

    * 2007 , Latina , volume 11, page 101: *: We actually have a call tomorrow, which is a Sunday, right after my bridal shower. I have to make enchiladas for 10 people!

    Derived terms

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To use one's voice.
  • #(lb) To request, summon, or beckon.
  • #:
  • #*(John Bunyan) (1628-1688)
  • #*:They called for rooms, and he showed them one.
  • #(lb) To cry or shout.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:You must call to the nurse.
  • #*(Rudyard Kipling) (1865-1936), Merrow Down
  • #*:For far — oh, very far behind, / So far she cannot call to him, / Comes Tegumai alone to find / The daughter that was all to him!
  • #(lb) To utter in a loud or distinct voice.
  • #:
  • #*(John Gay) (1685-1732)
  • #*:no parish clerk who calls the psalm so clear
  • # To contact by telephone.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To declare in advance.
  • #:
  • #To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:If thou canst awake by four o' the clock, / I prithee call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly.
  • To visit.
  • #To pay a (social) visit.
  • #:
  • #* (1628–1699)
  • #*:He ordered her to call at the house once a week.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.}}
  • #To stop at a station or port.
  • #:
  • (lb) To name, identify or describe.
  • #(lb) To name or refer to.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=7
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=“I don't know how you and the ‘head,’ as you call' him, will get on, but I do know that if you '''call''' my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs ' called a livery.
  • #*
  • #*:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic
  • #(lb) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, essentially what today we might term a frameless magnifying glass or plain glass paperweight.}}
  • #(lb) To predict.
  • #:
  • #To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.
  • #:
  • #*(John Brougham) (1814-1880)
  • #*:[The] army is called seven hundred thousand men.
  • #(lb) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.
  • #*(Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • #*:This speech calls him Spaniard.
  • Direct or indirect use of the voice.
  • #(lb) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
  • # (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).
  • # To match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet.
  • #(lb) To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
  • #:
  • To require, .
  • :
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
  • To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
  • To demand repayment of a loan.
  • To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.
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  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the verb "call") * becall * call a spade a spade * call after * call by * call back * call down * call for * call in * call into question * call it a day * call it quits * call off * call on * call out * call round * call someone's bluff * call the shots * call the tune * call time * call to account * call to the Bar * call up * call upon * calling * miscall

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