What does Sally mean?

Definitions for Sally
ˈsæl iSal·ly

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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)

    A diminutive of the female given name Sarah, also used as a formal given name.

    She submitted―for what alternative did she have?―to being Sally in this family, but she always signed herself, Sarah.

    Etymology: A diminutive lambdacism of Sarah. Compare Hal from Harry and Moll from Mary).

  2. Sally(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the Salvation Army

    Etymology: A diminutive lambdacism of Sarah. Compare Hal from Harry and Moll from Mary).

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Sally

    a leaping forth; a darting; a spring

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Sally

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Sally

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Sally

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

    Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sally

    A sudden expedition out of a besieged place against the besiegers or some part of their works; also called a sortie.--To sally. To move a body by jerks or rushes; a sudden heave or set. Thus, when a vessel grounds by the bow or stern, and the hawsers are severely taut, the sally is practised. This is done by collecting all hands at the point aground, and then by a simultaneous rush reaching the part afloat.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sally

    A sudden offensive movement by the garrison of a fortified place, directed against the troops or works of the besiegers.

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

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How to say Sally in sign language?

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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

Examples of Sally in a Sentence

  1. Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia, Ph.D.:

    Don't avoid people who create negative states within you. We have a tendency to turn around and walk away, but they are going to require you to reevaluate yourself and see yourself in a new light. Sally doesn't upset you. You upset you. She puts you in a negative state because she doesn't meet your expectations. Well, tough for you.

  2. Attorney Andy Taylor:

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

  3. Walt Kelly:

    There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we have met the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.

  4. Rose Marie:

    I did n’t read for the part [ of Sally Rogers ], i did n’t have to audition. I did n’t have to do anything. It was my part from the very beginning … But I had no idea what ‘ Dick Van Dyke ’ was.

  5. Alan Kazdin:

    Sally, put on your green jacket or your blue sweater, please.

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