H h


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hahy]
    • /haɪ/
    • /haɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahy]
    • /haɪ/

Definitions of hi word

  • abbreviation HI Hello! 2
  • adjective hi an informal, simplified spelling of high: hi fidelity. 1
  • noun hi Used as a friendly greeting or to attract attention. 1
  • convention hi In informal situations, you say 'hi' to greet someone. 0
  • exclamation hi an expression used to attract attention 0
  • abbreviation HI Hawaii (state) 0

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Origin of hi

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English hy, perhaps variant of hei hey

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Hi


hi popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

hi usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hi

noun hi

  • letter — a person who lets, especially one who rents out property.
  • nod — to make a slight, quick downward bending forward of the head, as in assent, greeting, or command.
  • ovation — an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.
  • salute — Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
  • reception — the act of receiving or the state of being received.

interj hi

  • welcome — a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome.
  • bonjour — hello
  • buenas noches — good night
  • buenos dias — good day; good morning
  • good day — day spent well

interjection hi

  • greetings — A polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.

Antonyms for hi

noun hi

  • heedless — careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • farewellCape, a cape in S Greenland: most southerly point of Greenland.
  • goodbye — a farewell.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

interj hi

abbreviation hi

  • mihi — A greeting, in Maori culture.

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