Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Hail"

The meaning of "Hail" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does a hail of bullets mean?
A: It means a very large amount of bullets coming all at once, for example from one or several machine guns. It uses as a metaphor the way hail falls from the sky; there are a lot of small pieces of ice coming at once.
Q: What does hail mean?
A: The word hail could mean several things. Typically the word is used to explain that ice is falling from the sky. Another way to use the word hail would be to say that something is falling from the sky. For example, if you were to say:

"The arrows came hailing from the sky!"

But mostly it is used to point out that ice is falling down from the sky, (weather).
Q: What does All hail the queen. mean?
A: @ChronicProcrastinato: 'To hail' in this context literally means to pay attention to, or to behold with reverence. But nowadays we don't really use that word in that context aside from saying that somebody has been "hailed as the new _______," or in this specific phrase, "All hail," which is usually just used in things like fantasy TV shows or movies (or Britain, I suppose) to announce somebody royal coming into a room and that everybody should pay attention and respect to them.
Q: What does All hail the queen. mean?
A: "All hail" is to announce someone has arrived. So it means "Greet the Queen" or "Please stand for the Queen".
Q: What does "hail" in "everyone hail to the pumpkin song" mean?
A: For example: All hail to the king. Basically meaning to bow, to greet or to welcome.

Example sentences using "Hail"

Q: Please show me example sentences with hail from.
A: Hardly! I've never heard in it daily conversations. I've only seen it written in fantasy novels.
Q: Please show me example sentences with hail A as B.
A: This is fairly common but has a limited number of phrases.

...hail something as a success...

...hail somebody as a hero...

In each case the second noun can vary...

...hail something as a triumph...

...hail somebody as a saviour...

And so on...
Q: Please show me example sentences with hail core.
A: The “hail core” is where you will find the heaviest precipitation in a supercell (most violent rain and hail).
Q: Please show me example sentences with hail, hale .
A: Hail to the chief.

@dandudesg: Hailstones. =P

Synonyms of "Hail" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between hail stones and hailstones ?
A: It's the same thing, except "hail stones" should be written as "hailstones" without a space in between 😊
Q: What is the difference between hail and sleet ?
A: hail is solid ice

sleet is halfway between ice and water
Q: What is the difference between hail and sleet ?
A: Hail is solid, i think sleet is like watery snow.
Q: What is the difference between I hail from Tokyo. and I'm from Tokyo. ?
A: They're the same, but "I'm from Tokyo" is way more natural
Q: What is the difference between all hail and hi ?
A: I think you meant hello and hi, but not sure. Hello is more formal, hi is shorter and much more informal. If you meant to type all hail and hi, meaning "all hail Kevin" and "Hi Kevin" then all hail is a strict formal way of showing respect and admiration for a person of high position, usually a lord or commander. Hi Kevin is... A very informal way of greeting someone.

Translations of "Hail"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 昨日バイトの帰り道すごく激しくhailが降っていたので私はすごく寒くて凍死しそうでした
しかも私が家について10分もしたらそれはピタッとやんでいました
こんなことならバイト先で少し時間を潰せば良かったと思った
A: I mostly agree with but the person wasn't ten minutes from home. They'd been home for ten minutes when it stopped.

I would say:
"Yesterday, on my way home from work, it was hailing so hard that I thought I might freeze to death. But within ten minutes of my getting home, it suddenly stopped. I realized I would've been better off waiting it out at work."

"waiting it out" = waiting for something to finish (usually something unpleasant)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hail, rail, hill
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I hail from Japan.
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? hailing
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? you hail from
A: you are from

Other questions about "Hail"

Q: would it be correct to say "I'm hail from bucharest" if conversation is going on in the same city ?
A: Not really. You would just say "I am from Bucharest".
Hail implies distance.
Q: It's very unusual to have hail in Japan. I've only experienced it a few times in my life. does this sound natural?
A: とても自然です
Q: I think might hail tomorrow according to weather forecast.
does this sound natural?
A: I think it might hail tomorrow according to the weather forecast. OR
I think it might hail tomorrow according to a weather forecast. OR
I think it might hail tomorrow according to weather forecasts.

All of these are correct :) You were so close though!
Q: He will hail to the king does this sound natural?
A: he will hail to the king or he will worship the king.
Q: hail taxi 是打的的意思吗? does this sound natural?
A: Hail a taxi

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