Associations to the word «Hello»


HELLO, interjection. A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.
HELLO, interjection. A greeting used when answering the telephone.
HELLO, interjection. A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.
HELLO, interjection. (colloquial) Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed or referred to has done something the speaker or writer considers to be foolish.
HELLO, interjection. An expression of puzzlement or discovery.
HELLO, noun. "Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.
HELLO, verb. (transitive) To greet with "hello".
HELLO DOLLY, interjection. An exclamation of surprise or titillation.
HELLO GIRL, noun. (dated) A female telephone operator
HELLO THERE, interjection. A semi-formal form of hello.
HELLO WORLD, proper noun. (programming) A simple script or program designed to output the text "Hello World" as a demonstration of the computer language or environment.
HELLO WORLD, noun. (programming) (by extension) A simple first program for any purpose.
HELLO WORLDS, noun. Plural of Hello World
HELLO YOURSELF, AND SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT, interjection. (offensive) (but now often humorous) A response to being greeted with "hello".

Dictionary definition

HELLO, noun. An expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos".

Wise words

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