As nouns the difference between hail and graupel
is that hail
is balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm while graupel
is (uncountable) a precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
As a verb hail
is (impersonal) said of the weather when hail is falling or hail
can be to greet; give salutation to; salute.
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.
From (etyl) haile, hail, from (etyl) ).
Root-cognates outside of Germanic include (etyl) .
Balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm.
* hail storm / hailstorm
* hail shaft / hailshaft
(impersonal) Said of the weather when hail is falling.
to send or release hail
- They say it's going to hail tomorrow.
- The cloud would hail down furiously within a few minutes .
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).
to greet; give salutation to; salute.
To name; to designate; to call.
- And such a son as all men hailed me happy.
to call out loudly in order to gain the attention of
- He was hailed as a hero.
- Hail a taxi.
* hail from
An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
- Hail , brave friend.
(uncountable) A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
(countable) The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
* ice pellets
* freezing rain