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Meaning of RALLY

Pronunciation:  'ralee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
  2. [n]  (tennis or squash) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
  3. [n]  an automobile race run over public roads
  4. [n]  a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
  5. [n]  a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
  6. [v]  return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
  7. [v]  harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
  8. [v]  call to arms; of military personnel
  9. [v]  gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
  10. [v]  gather; "drum up support"
 

RALLY is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bait, beat up, call up, cod, come up, drum up, exchange, mass meeting, mobilise, mobilize, muster, muster up, rag, rallying, razz, rebound, ride, summon, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
 
 Antonyms: demobilise, demobilize, inactivate
 
 See Also: assemblage, auto race, automobile race, badminton, banter, barrack, bemock, call, car race, chaff, collect, convalescence, deed, effort, exploit, feat, flout, garner, gather, gathering, gibe, go back, group action, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, lawn tennis, mock, pep rally, Ping-Pong, pull in, pull together, recover, recovery, recuperate, recuperation, revival, revival meeting, scoff, send for, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, table tennis, tennis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ral"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rallied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rallying}.] [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad +
    ligare to bind. See {Ra-}, and 1st {Ally}.]
    To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or
    thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
    
    
  2. \Ral"ly\, v. i.
    1. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or
       united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to
       assemble; to unite.
    
             The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
             Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to
             rally together, and to form themselves into this new
             world.                                --Tillotson.
    
    2. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health
       or consciousness; to recuperate.
    
    3. To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of
       the market, stocks, etc.
    
    
  3. \Ral"ly\, n.; pl. {Rallies}.
    1. The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of
       that word).
    
    2. A political mass meeting. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
  4. \Ral"ly\, v. t. [F. railler. See {Rail} to scoff.]
    To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry,
    or with slight contempt or satire.
    
          Honeycomb . . . rallies me upon a country life.
                                                   --Addison.
    
          Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain, Which gay
          Corinna rallied with disdain.            --Gay.
    
    Syn: To banter; ridicule; satirize; deride; mock.
    
    
  5. \Ral"ly\, v. i.
    To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.
    
    
  6. \Ral"ly\, n.
    Good-humored raillery.
    
    
 

 

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