Definitions

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  • v. To salute; to greet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To salute; to greet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To salute or address with the exclamation all hail!

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sepulchre by force of arms, and acquiring the renown which the universal all-hail of Christendom was ready to confer upon him as the Champion of the Cross.

    The Talisman

  • Bush wants to stump as a war hero, with an all-hail market and unemployment down.

    Rolling The Market Dice

  • The forest was dressed in green; the young calves frisked on the new-sprung grass; the wind-winged shadows of light clouds sped over the green cornfields; the hermit cuckoo repeated his monotonous all-hail to the season; the nightingale, bird of love and minion of the evening star, filled the woods with song; while Venus lingered in the warm sunset, and the young green of the trees lay in gentle relief along the clear horizon.

    The Last Man

  • When they first appear to Macbeth and Banquo upon the heath (1.3) and all-hail Macbeth as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and one 'that shalt be king hereafter', Banquo certainly is intrigued by their apparent ability to predict.

    Shakespeare

  • We are of yesterday, and it is to no purpose that our political augurs divine from the flight of our eagles that to-morrow shall be ours, and flatter us with an all-hail hereafter.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • The women, ever delighted with the marvellous, and not less so when a handsome young man is the subject of the tale, added their shrill acclamations to the general all-hail.

    Chapter LV

  • Give the all-hail to thee, and cry, ‘Be bless’d156

    Act V. Scene III. Coriolanus

  • Or you wrote perhaps in an accidental mood of most excellent critical smoothness, such as Mr. Forster did his last Examiner in, when he gave the all-hail to Mr. Harness as one of the best dramatists of the age!!

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • Sepulchre by force of arms, and acquiring the renown which the universal all-hail of Christendom was ready to confer upon him, as the Champion of the Cross.

    The Talisman

  • "Who now shall go forth to argue our cause in public," he sadly asked, "with subtle sophists and insolent scoffers?" little dreaming that there was then approaching him out of the all-hail hereafter a greater in these identical respects than George Thompson, indisputably great as he was.

    William Lloyd Garrison The Abolitionist

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