\ ˈhī(-ē) How to pronounce hi (audio) \

Definition of hi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used especially as a greeting just called to say hi

Definition of HI (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Hawaii
2 high intensity
3 humidity index

Examples of hi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Interjection Nordstrom's sale section is stocked with bestsellers (hi, Zella leggings) and need-now summer accessories like sunglasses, beach bags, and sandals up to 60% off. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 28 May 2021 For off-site dining, drive the ten minutes to The Buffalo Jump, a community cafe that serves an eclectic take-out menu at Coonamessett Farm (say hi to the alpacas on your way). Elise Taylor, Vogue, 12 May 2021 Best Memorial Day Fashion Sales 2021 Nordstrom's sale section is stocked with bestsellers (hi, Zella leggings) and need-now summer accessories like sunglasses, beach bags, and sandals up to 60% off. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 25 May 2021 The move comes against a backdrop of antitrust probes and developer lawsuits; and many developers (hi, Spotify) remain deeply unconvinced. David Meyer, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2020 Of the styles, the most searched for are the Birkenstock Boston Clogs (44% since the beginning of September), a more traditional clog style from a brand that knows a thing or two about shoes that can transcend decades and seasons (hi, Arizona!). Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, 20 Oct. 2020 In the trailer for the half-hour special, one of the first original comedy specials on Peacock, Christopher takes advantage of the city’s outdoor-dining setups (hi, Veselka!), parks, and street corners. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 12 May 2021 People who have changed roles many times (hi!) are anxious about people seeing them as flighty job hoppers; those who have stayed in one place for a long time are anxious about people treating them as a piece of furniture bolted to the floor. Megan Greenwell, Wired, 28 Apr. 2021 Righteously vengeful women date back to the Greeks (hi, Medea). Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of hi

Interjection

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hi

Interjection

Middle English hy

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Time Traveler for hi

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The first known use of hi was in the 15th century

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10 Jun 2021

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“Hi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hi. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for hi

English Language Learners Definition of hi

used as an informal way of saying "hello"
\ ˈhī How to pronounce hi (audio) \

Kids Definition of hi

used especially as a greeting

Kids Definition of HI

Hawaii

Medical Definition of HI

hemagglutination inhibition

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