Definitions for HIhaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (used as a greeting.)

Origin of hi:

1425–75; late ME hy


  1. an informal, simplified spelling of high :

    hi fidelity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary


  1. Hawaii.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do(noun)

    an expression of greeting

    "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"

  2. Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HI(noun)

    a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hi(interjection)ɪ

    used to greet sb

    Hi Kylie!; Hi, how are you?


  1. hi(Adjective)

    , often hyphenated.

  2. hi(Interjection)

    A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.

  3. Origin: : American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention, probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (circa 1475) also an exclamation to call attention.


  1. Hi

    ひ, in hiragana, or ヒ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both can be written in two strokes, sometimes one for hiragana, and both are phonemically although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is. The pronunciation of the voiceless palatal fricative [ç] is similar to that of the English word hue [çuː] for some speakers. In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, ヒ can be written as small ㇶ to represent a final h sound after an i sound. Along with other extended katakana, this was developed to represent sounds in Ainu that are not present in standard Japanese katakana.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HI' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1768

Anagrams of HI

  1. IH

Translations for HI

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a word of greeting

Hi! How are you?

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