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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