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what is the meaning of hello?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    hel·lo /hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛloʊ/ [he-loh, huh-, hel-oh] interjection, noun, plural -los, verb, -loed, -lo·ing.

    –interjection 1. (used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention.)

    2. (an exclamation of surprise, wonder, elation, etc.)

    3. (used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed): You're gonna go out with him? Hello!

    –noun 4. the call “hello” (used as an expression of greeting): She gave me a warm hello.

    –verb (used without object) 5. to say “hello”; to cry or shout: I helloed, but no one answered.

    –verb (used with object) 6. to say “hello” to (someone): We helloed each other as though nothing had happened.

    Also, especially British, hullo.

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    [Origin: 1865–70; var. of hallo]

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    hal·lo /həˈloʊ/ interjection, noun, plural -los, verb, -loed, -lo·ing.

    –interjection 1. (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.)

    –noun 2. the cry “hallo!”

    3. a shout of exultation.

    –verb (used without object) 4. to call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after hunting dogs.

    –verb (used with object) 5. to incite or chase (something) with shouts and cries of “hallo!”

    6. to cry “hallo” to (someone).

    7. to shout (something).

    Also, halloa, halloo, hallow, hillo, hilloa, hullo, hulloo.

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    [Origin: 1560–70; var. of hollo, itself var. of earlier holla < MF hola, equiv. to ho ahoy + la there]

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  • 1 decade ago

    it came from "how are you doing?" when alexander graham bell invented the telephone. since it took a lot of time to say over the phone where people didn't have much patience, while face to face it was considered polite, it slowly became hello, which is still an official greeting over the phone

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Something that feels comfortable to initiate a conversation with someone. If we didn't say it, how weird would that feel..

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  • 1 decade ago

    to make a notice of another person being there, and making your prescense known to them

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it's like an introduction

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  • 1 decade ago

    an expression that's long for 'hi' and short for 'how do you do'?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it means... "yo lets get in bed"

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  • 1 decade ago

    greetings

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  • 1 decade ago

    in spanish adios(goodbye)

    means to god.

    a-to dios-god

    maybe it has to do wit hell or something.

    lol idk

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