Definitions for sallyˈsæl i
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wisecrack, crack, sally, quip(noun)
a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
sally, sallying forth(noun)
a venture off the beaten path
"a sally into the wide world beyond his home"
, also used as a formal given name.
A nickname for the Salvation Army
Origin: From saly, from salig, sealh. More at sallow.
to leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally
a leaping forth; a darting; a spring
a rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie
an excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation
a flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind
transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade
Origin: [F. saillir, fr. L. salire to leap, spring, akin to Gr. "a`llesqai; cf. Skr. s to go, to flow. Cf. Salient, Assail, Assault, Exult, Insult, Saltation, Saltire.]
Sally is a fictional character from the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.
On Friday, this little girl left the school as 'Sally,' and on Monday this little girl called herself 'Johnny'.
In the realm of ideas it is better to let the mind sally forth, even if some precious preconceptions suffer a mauling.
The magistrate started pulling the bull by the horns, that lady worked hours and hours and hours, and if anybody deserves the credit in this thing, it's Judge Sally Shushan.
The magistrate started pulling the bull by the horns, that lady worked hours and hours and hours, and if anybody deserves the credit in this thing, it’s Judge Sally Shushan.
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