noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a city on N Hainan island, in SE China.
[hahy-koo] /ˈhaɪ ku/ noun, plural haiku for 2. 1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons. 2. a poem written in this form. /ˈhaɪkuː/ […]
[hahy-kwahn] /ˈhaɪˈkwɑn/ noun 1. the customs unit in China, which is the basis for other local taels, equal to 1.20666 troy ounces of fine silver. 2. .
[heyl] /heɪl/ verb (used with object) 1. to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome. 2. to acclaim; approve enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the conquerors. They hailed the recent advances in medicine. 3. to call out to in order to stop, attract attention, ask aid, etc.: to hail a cab. verb (used without object) 4. to call […]
noun, Slang. 1. hell (used as a euphemism): He caught Hail Columbia for coming home late. interjection A mild exclamation of emphasis, annoyance, etc: Hail Columbia, can’t I ever go? noun phrase Punitive measures; a rebuke; hell: They’ll give me hail Columbia when they know [1854+; a euphemism for hell]