rally

rally

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹæ.li/
  • Rhymes: -æli

Etymology 1

From Middle French rallier (French rallier), from Old French ralier, from Latin prefix re- + ad + ligare (to bind; to ally).

Noun

rally (plural rallies)

  1. A public gathering or mass meeting that is not mainly a protest and is organized to inspire enthusiasm for a cause.
  2. A protest or demonstration for or against something, but often with speeches and often without marching, especially in North America.
  3. (squash (sport), table tennis, tennis, badminton) A sequence of strokes between serving and scoring a point.
  4. (motor racing) An event in which competitors drive through a series of timed special stages at intervals. The winner is the driver who completes all stages with the shortest cumulative time.
  5. (business, trading) A recovery after a decline in prices (said of the market, stocks, etc.)
Hyponyms
  • (increase in value): dead cat bounce
Translations

Verb

rally (third-person singular simple present rallies, present participle rallying, simple past and past participle rallied)

  1. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
  2. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
    • 2019, Louise Taylor, Alex Morgan heads USA past England into Women’s World Cup final (in The Guardian, 2 July 2019)[1]
      The USA were dominant but, to England’s immense credit, they repeatedly rallied, refusing to fold. Indeed they could conceivably have gone in level at the interval had Naeher not made an acrobatic, stretching, fingertip save to divert Walsh’s 25-yard thunderbolt as it whizzed unerringly on its apparently inexorable trajectory towards the top corner.
    • The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.
    • 1663, John Tillotson, The Wisdom of being Religious
      Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.
  3. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
  4. (business, trading) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
Synonyms
  • (gather, unite, especially troops): muster
  • (increase in value): bounce back, rebound
Antonyms
  • (increase in value): decline
Derived terms
  • rallying point
Translations

Etymology 2

From French railler. See rail (to scoff).

Verb

rally (third-person singular simple present rallies, present participle rallying, simple past and past participle rallied)

  1. (transitive) To tease; to chaff good-humouredly.
    • Honeycomb [] rallies me after his way upon my country life.
    • 1713, John Gay, The Fan
      Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain / Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.

Noun

rally (uncountable)

  1. Good-humoured raillery.

References

  • rally in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Ryall

Czech

Noun

rally f

  1. rally (motor racing event)

Synonyms

  • rallye f

Italian

Etymology

From English rally

Noun

rally m (invariable)

  1. rally event involving groups of people

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English rally

Noun

rally n (definite singular rallyet, indefinite plural rally or rallyer, definite plural rallya or rallyene)

  1. a rally (e.g. in motor sport)

References

  • “rally” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English rally

Noun

rally n (definite singular rallyet, indefinite plural rally, definite plural rallya)

  1. a rally (e.g. in motor sport)

References

  • “rally” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Noun

rally m (plural rallys)

  1. Alternative spelling of rali

Spanish

Noun

rally m (plural rallys)

  1. rally

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