Hull vs Hail - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between hull and hail
is that hull
is while hail
is (impersonal) said of the weather when hail is falling or hail
can be to greet; give salutation to; salute.
As a noun hail is
balls or pieces of ice falling as precipitation, often in connection with a thunderstorm.
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.
The outer covering of a fruit or seed
* (outer covering of fruit or seed ): husk, shell
* tank hull
To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
- She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.
* (to remove hull of a fruit or seed ): peel, husk, shell, shuck
Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.
The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
- Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
(obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
*:We goe not, but we are carried: as things that flote, now gliding gently, now hulling violently, according as the water is, either stormy or calme.
To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
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.