What does Hello mean?

Definitions for Hello
hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛl oʊHel·lo

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hello.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an expression of greeting

    "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"

GCIDE

  1. Hello(interj. & n.)

    An exclamation used as a greeting, to call attention, as an exclamation of surprise, or to encourage one. This variant of Halloo and Holloo has become the dominant form. In the United States, it is the most common greeting used in answering a telephone.

Wiktionary

  1. hello(Noun)

    "Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

  2. hello(Interjection)

    A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone's arrival or presence.

    Hello, everyone.

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

  3. hello(Interjection)

    A greeting used when answering the telephone.

    Hello? How may I help you?

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

  4. 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? Is anyone there?

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

  5. hello(Interjection)

    Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed or referred to has done something the speaker or writer considers to be foolish.

    You just tried to start your car with your cell phone. Hello?

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

  6. hello(Interjection)

    An expression of puzzlement or discovery.

    Hello! What's going on here?

    Etymology: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.

Wikipedia

  1. Hello

    Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1826.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hello

    see Halloo

Freebase

  1. Hello

    Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is attested in writing as early as the 1860s.

Editors Contribution

  1. Hello

    A quick greeting; often showing likeness to the other person(s).

    “Hello! How are you today?”

    Submitted by mooney.madiso02 on February 12, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hello' in Written Corpus Frequency: #426

How to pronounce Hello?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Hello in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hello in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hello in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hello in a Sentence

  1. Gideon Wanjohi:

    They came in a private car and walked straight up to me and ordered me to get into the car, i knew one of the officers because he was in charge of the drugs at the clinic, but he didn't even want to say hello.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page, i'm kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard - something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner.

  3. Lucy Tu:

    I already missed out during my senior year, i know what is lost when you aren't in person. I can't imagine saying hello to all these people I want to get to know better only on a screen.

  4. Jenny Moretter:

    Chances are, I won't be able to say hello to everyone who is here today, so thank you all for coming, but when all is said and done, I cannot thank you enough for being here.

  5. Attorney General Lynch:

    He did come over and say hello, and speak to my husband and Attorney General Lynch, and talk about his grandchildren and his travels and things like that, that was the extent of that. And no discussions were held into any cases or things like that.

Images & Illustrations of Hello

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