WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hel•lo /hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛloʊ/USA pronunciation
interj., n., pl. -los. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
This word is used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention:Hello, how are you?
This word is used to express surprise, wonder, etc.:"Hello, what's this?'' said the detective.
an act or instance of saying "hello''; greeting:a mumbled hello.
(he lō′, hə-, hel′ō), interj., n., pl. -los, v., -loed, -lo•ing.
(used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention.)
(an exclamation of surprise, wonder, elation, etc.)
(used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed):You're gonna go out with him ? Hello!
the call "hello'' (used as an expression of greeting):She gave me a warm hello.
to say "hello''; to cry or shout:I helloed, but no one answered.
to say "hello'' to (someone):We helloed each other as though nothing had happened.Also,[esp. Brit.,]hullo.
(used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed):You're gonna go out with him? Hello!
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hello, hallo, hullo /hɛˈləʊ hə-; ˈhɛləʊ/ sentence substitute
n ( pl -los)
- an expression of greeting used on meeting a person or at the start of a telephone call
- a call used to attract attention
- an expression of surprise
- an expression used to indicate that the speaker thinks his or her listener is naive or slow to realize something: Hello? Have you been on Mars for the past two weeks or something?
Etymology: 19th Century: see hallo
- the act of saying or calling "hello"
'hello' also found in these entries:
British greetings [hello, ay-up, wotcha, and others]
comma between 'hi' / 'hello' and name [salutation]: Hi, Paul, I
comma or colon with speech tag: With a dry mouth he said: 'hello!'
Defining "Hello" grammatically
Don't forget to say hello to your mom. [Response to]
General: send my hello to your family
give my love to X / say hello to X
Hello , I m not sure about a few sentences !
hello (expression of surprise)
Hello / Hi / Hey
hello and duh
Hello and other greetings
Hello Can I say 'I have only you put in my schedule'?
Hello guys!/ Hello guys.
hello I must
Hello Kitty and Snoopy
Hello Mr .., is it possible to know what assessment i hav
Hello Mr. or Dear Mr. [email]
Hello or Excuse Me in this case? -Politeness
Hello Ray, Shane here, your group member.
Hello Sb. / Hello John, Regards.
Hello sir, a shot of tequila, please.
Hello there, lovely profile, yours.
hello to everyone vs hello everyone
Hello, [an appellation] could you please...
Hello, anyone home?
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