1. [syn: Ave Maria, Hail Mary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hail \Hail\, interj. [See Hail, v. t.]
An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or,
occasionally, of familiar greeting. "Hail, brave friend."
All hail. See in the Vocabulary.
Hail Mary, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman
Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See Ave
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "Hail Mary":
Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, aid prayer,
appeal, beadroll, beads, beseechment, bidding prayer, breviary,
chaplet, collect, communion, contemplation, devotions, entreaty,
grace, impetration, imploration, intercession, invocation, litany,
meditation, obsecration, obtestation, orison, petition, prayer,
prayer wheel, rogation, rosary, silent prayer, suit, supplication,