\ ?hī(-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

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                    The super-wide leg, the monotone wash, the awkward length...hi, Dad. Kate Bennett, CNN, "Obama's jeans game gets strong(er)," 28 June 2017 There’s always someone on the main road who says 'hi' to me. Amy Diluna, NBC News, "Womentum lets anyone donate to female entrepreneurs around the world," 16 June 2017 On top of that, some of our celebrity pals will be dropping by to say hi. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "Sunday Just Got Funner, Thanks to GQ’s New Snapchat Channel," 30 Apr. 2017

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                    First Known Use of hi


                    15th century, in the meaning defined above

                    History and Etymology for hi


                    Middle English hy

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                    Dictionary Entries near hi

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                    hiatal hernia

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

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                    English Language Learners Definition of hi

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

                    Kids Definition of hi

                    used especially as a greeting

                    Kids Definition of HI


                    Medical Definition of HI

                    hemagglutination inhibition

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