hailing distance


Definition of hailing distance

  1. :  the distance within which it is possible to hear someone who is calling out They were within hailing distance of each other.

Word by Word Definitions

hailplay hailing
  1. :  precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of clear ice and compact snow

    :  something that gives the effect of a shower of hail

  1. :  to precipitate hail (see 1hail)

    :  to pour down or strike like hail

  1. : used as a salutation

    : used to express acclamation

  1. :  salute, greet

    :  to greet with enthusiastic approval :  acclaim

    :  to greet or summon by calling

  1. :  an exclamation of greeting or acclamation

    :  a calling to attract attention

    :  hearing distance

  1. :  discord

    :  separation (see separation 2b) in time

    :  the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects

  1. :  to make or maintain a personal or emotional separation from :  to place or keep at a distance

    :  to leave far behind :  outstrip

  1. :  taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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