Hail vs Graupel - What's the difference?

hail | graupel |


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.

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.
    ----

    graupel

    English

    Noun

  • (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.
  • See also

    * ice pellets * sleet * snow * freezing rain

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