hail from

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ships would declare, by hailing, the port from which they sailed or in which they were registered.

VerbEdit

hail from (third-person singular simple present hails from, present participle hailing from, simple past and past participle hailed from)

  1. to be a native of, to come from, to originate from; to have as one's birth place or residence
    My niece speaks French but she hails from Hampshire.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 18:27