Crossword clues for rally
- Exchange at Wimbledon
- Come from behind
- Get one's second wind
- With 17-Across, event of 10/30/10
- Turn around on Wall Street?
- The feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
- A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
- An automobile race run over public roads
- An exchange of several strokes
- A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rally \Ral"ly\, n. Good-humored raillery.
Rally \Ral"ly\ (r[a^]l"l[y^]), v. i. To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.
Rally \Ral"ly\, v. i.
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.
Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.
To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
Rally \Ral"ly\ (r[a^]l"l[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rallied (r[a^]l"l[i^]d); 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.
Rally \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.
Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain,
Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.
Syn: To banter; ridicule; satirize; deride; mock.
Rally \Ral"ly\, n.; pl. Rallies (r[a^]l"l[i^]z).
The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word).
A political mass meeting. [Colloq. U. S.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1650s, originally in the military sense of "a regrouping for renewed action after a repulse," from rally (v.1). Sense of "mass meeting to stir enthusiasm" first attested 1840, American English. Sense of "gathering of automobile enthusiasts" is from 1932, from French rallye, itself from the English noun. Sports sense of "long series of hits" in tennis, etc., is from 1881, earlier "series of back-and-forth blows in a boxing match" (1829).
"bring together," c.1600, from French rallier, from Old French ralier "reassemble, unite again," from re- "again" (see re-) + alier "unite" (see ally (v.)). Intransitive meaning "pull together hastily, recover order, revive, rouse" is from 1660s. Related: Rallied; rallying. Rally round the flag (1862) is a line from popular American Civil War song "Battle Cry of Freedom."
"make fun of, tease," 1660s, from French railler "to rail, reproach" (see rail (v.)).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A demonstration; an event where people gather together to protest for or against a given cause 2 (context squash table tennis tennis badminton English) A sequence of strokes between serve and score a point. 3 (context motor racing English) 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. 4 (context business trading English) A recovery after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc. vb. 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. 3 To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate. 4 (context business trading English) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc. Etymology 2
n. Good-humoured raillery. vb. To tease; to chaff good-humouredly.
n. a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm [syn: mass meeting]
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" [syn: rallying]
a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
an automobile race run over public roads
(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point" [syn: exchange]
return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied" [syn: rebound]
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" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, ride]
Rally or rallye may refer to:
A rally in tennis is a collective name given to a sequence of back and forth shots between players, within a point.
A rally starts with the serve and the return of the serve, followed by continuous return shots until a point is scored which ends the rally.
"Rally" is the eighteenth episode of the ninth season of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and the 202nd episode overall.
A rally is a period of sustained increases in the prices of stocks, bonds or indexes. This type of price movement can happen during either a bull or a bear market, when it is known as either a bull market rally or a bear market rally, respectively. However, a rally will generally follow a period of flat or declining prices.
An increase in prices during a primary trend bear market is called a bear market rally. A bear market rally is sometimes defined as an increase of 10% to 20%. Bear market rallies typically begin suddenly and are often short-lived. Notable bear market rallies occurred in the Dow Jones index after the 1929 stock market crash leading down to the market bottom in 1932, and throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Japanese Nikkei 225 has been typified by a number of bear market rallies since the late 1980s while experiencing an overall long-term downward trend.
Usage examples of "rally".
They brought their black horses south to join with the Queen and those princes who had rallied to her standard, and then, when I saw that the Queen and Ancel were truly set upon this course, I rode to where the King lay camped.
It took the murder of my son and an extraordinary rallying effort to make people fight back against the thinking machines, after so many centuries of apathy and lack of initiative.
I clutched the aquamanile to my chest as I squared my shoulders and sent him as offended a glare as I could rally.
They will welcome the chance to rally behind the Aeleding himself, Atheling Radgar, the lost heir miraculously returned to us.
After experiencing reverses they fell back without disorder, and retired behind the Aube, where they rallied and obtained numerous reinforcements, which daily arrived, and which soon enabled them to resume the offensive.
StarDrifter paid more attention to this part of the Song than he had the previous verses, describing in detail both what the Icarii had lost and how they had been unable to counter both the wicked lies of the Seneschal and the axes of the Groundwalkers who rallied to the Brotherhood.
May 1857, that a telegram arrived at the fort informing the Resident and Brigadier General Sir James Cameron that Indian army sepoys had revolted in Meerut, killed their officers and British civilians in the town and were marching on Delhi to rally behind the Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah II, against the British.
She gave me a warm welcome, and began to rally me on having spent the whole night with Madame Trenti.
She then began to rally me on the pleasure I should have at the Hague, where I should see Madame Trenti again.
And Chicano activists soon learned that a two-minute news feature on KMEX was crucial to the success of a mass rally, because TV was the only way to reach a mass Chicano audience in a hurry.
When martial law was declared, the citizenry of Beijing seemed to rally as one to protect the students and prevent the soldiers from reaching them.
German sea-power was to be made strong enough to attract allies by its ability to rally all free nations without any curatorship by the Anglo-Saxons.
She almost died, but the lords of Defalk, especially Lord Jecks, rallied behind her.
She argued, but did not carp or collude or try to rally the opinions of others, as the Deified had become accustomed to do since Makarska Vis introduced the spirit of divisiveness.
Coach Van Dermit, who, obviously uncomfortable with the dramatics of the pep rally, quickly presented all the members of the team.