all hail


interjection Archaic.

a salutation of greeting or welcome.

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Origin of all hail

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Example sentences from the Web for all hail

  • He was practising what I always think of as his celluloid smile, whispering, and all-hail with everybody.

    Red Men and White|Owen Wister
  • He then parodied the All-hail of the witches to Macbeth, addressing himself to me.

British Dictionary definitions for all hail

all hail

interjection

an archaic greeting or salutation

Word Origin for all hail

C14, literally: all health (to someone)
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