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

Examples 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


an archaic greeting or salutation

Word Origin for all hail

C14, literally: all health (to someone)
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