all hail

interjection Archaic.

a salutation of greeting or welcome.

Origin of all hail

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for all hail

signal, cry, calling, alarm, hail, yawp, whoop, shout, command, holler, yell, scream, ahoy

Examples from the Web for all hail

Historical Examples of all hail

  • He then parodied the All-hail of the witches to Macbeth, addressing himself to me.

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

British Dictionary definitions for all hail

all hail


an archaic greeting or salutation

Word Origin for all hail

C14, literally: all health (to someone)
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