hale 2 (hl)tr.v. haled, hal·ing, hales1. To compel to go: "In short order the human rights campaign was haled before a high court of indignation" Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.2. Archaic To pull, draw, drag, or hoist.[Middle English halen, to pull, drag, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.]
hail 1 (hl)n.1. Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter.2. Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow: a hail of pebbles; a hail of criticism.v. hailed, hail·ing, hailsv.intr.1. To precipitate in pellets of ice and hard snow.2. To fall like hailstones: Condemnations hailed down on them.v.tr.To pour (something) down or forth: They hailed insults at me.[Middle English, from Old English hægel, hagol.]
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