hail

Hail \Hail\, interj. [See {Hail}, v. t.] An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting. ``Hail, brave friend.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] {All hail}. See in the Vocabulary. {Hail Mary}, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See {Ave Maria}. [1913 Webster]