Definitions for sallyˈsæl i

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sally

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisecrack, crack, sally, quip(noun)

    witty remark

  2. sortie, sally(noun)

    a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position

  3. sally, sallying forth(noun)

    a venture off the beaten path

    "a sally into the wide world beyond his home"

Wiktionary

  1. Sally(ProperNoun)

    , also used as a formal given name.

  2. Sally(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the Salvation Army

  3. Origin: From saly, from salig, sealh. More at sallow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sally(verb)

    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

  2. Sally

    a leaping forth; a darting; a spring

  3. Sally

    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

  4. Sally

    an excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation

  5. Sally

    a flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind

  6. Sally

    transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade

  7. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Sally

    Sally is a fictional character from the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sally

    sal′i, n. a leaping or bursting out: a sudden rushing forth of troops to attack besiegers: excursion: outburst of fancy, wit, &c.: levity: a projection.—v.i. to rush out suddenly: to mount:—pa.t. and pa.p. sall′ied.n. Sall′y-port, a passage by which a garrison may make a sally: a large port for the escape of a crew when a fire-ship is set on fire. [Fr. sailliesaillir (It. salire)—L. salire, to leap.]

  2. Sally

    sal′i, n. a kind of stone-fly: a wren.—n. Sall′ypick′er, one of several different warblers.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2409

Anagrams for sally »

  1. lylas

  2. y'all's

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.

  2. Attorney Andy Taylor:

    On Friday, this little girl left the school as 'Sally,' and on Monday this little girl called herself 'Johnny'.

  3. Robert F. Goheen:

    In the realm of ideas it is better to let the mind sally forth, even if some precious preconceptions suffer a mauling.

  4. Jim Hood:

    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.

  5. Jim Hood:

    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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