Hail!a salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person addressed; the translation of the Greek Chaire , "Rejoice" ( Luke 1:8 ). Used in mockery in Matthew 27:29 . These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hail!". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .