What does the word hail mean?

Usage examples for hail

  1. All hail to you, sister! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I looked round, and saw indeed that a visible tremor had fallen on the groups about us; it was as though a cold cloud, full of hail and darkness, had floated over a sunny sky. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson