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Interjection: hello  he'low
  1. Used as a greeting
    - aloha [US], g'day [Austral], greetings, hi, hiya, hallo, hey, howdy, howzit [S.Africa], gidday [NZ], yo, wotcha [Brit], wotcher [Brit]
     
  2. A call for response if it is not clear whether anyone is present or listening
     
  3. Used sarcastically to imply that something is foolish or unrealistic
Noun: hello  he'low
  1. An expression of greeting
    "every morning they exchanged polite hellos";
    - hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do, hallo

Derived forms: hellos

Type of: greeting, salutation

Encyclopedia: Hello, Mabel