What does rally mean?

Definitions for rally
ˈræl iral·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rally, mass meetingnoun

    a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm

  2. rally, rallyingnoun

    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"

  3. rallynoun

    a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness

  4. rallynoun

    an automobile race run over public roads

  5. rally, exchangeverb

    (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

    "after a short rally Connors won the point"

  6. beat up, drum up, rallyverb

    gather

    "drum up support"

  7. call up, mobilize, mobilise, rallyverb

    call to arms; of military personnel

  8. muster, rally, summon, come up, muster upverb

    gather or bring together

    "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"

  9. rally, reboundverb

    return to a former condition

    "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"

  10. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rallyverb

    to collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  2. Rallyverb

    to come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  3. Rallyverb

    to collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  4. Rallyverb

    to recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  5. Rallynoun

    the act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word)

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  6. Rallynoun

    a political mass meeting

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  7. Rallyverb

    to attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  8. Rallyverb

    to use pleasantry, or satirical merriment

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

  9. Rallynoun

    good-humored raillery

    Etymology: [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rally

    ral′i, v.t. to gather again: to collect and arrange, as troops in confusion: to recover.—v.i. to reassemble, esp. after confusion: to recover wasted strength:—pa.t. and pa.p. rallied (ral′id).n. act of rallying: a mêlée of pantomimists, as at the end of a transformation scene: recovery of order: recovery of prices: the return of the ball in tennis, playing frequently from one side to the other.—n. Rall′ying-point, a place or person at or about whom people come together for action. [O. Fr. rallier—L. re-, again, ad, to, ligāre, to bind. Cf. Ally.]

  2. Rally

    ral′i, v.t. to attack with raillery: to banter.—v.i. to exercise raillery:—pa.t. and pa.p. rall′ied.n. satirical merriment.—adv. Rall′yingly. [Fr. railler. A variant of rail (v.i.).]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rally

    To bring back to order troops that may have been dispersed, or have retreated in a panic.

  2. rally

    To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rally' in Nouns Frequency: #2226

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rally in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rally in a Sentence

  1. Paul Nolte:

    You didn't have the snap back you would have expected to reverse a move like yesterday's. People are still nervous about overseas and what might happen tonight. Nobody wants to sit around and see what happens, our fundamentals are not nearly as bad as those in China, so it would be logical to see us rally. But we're still beholden to events in China.

  2. Thomas Wilson:

    The market has been rallying on the expectation of good earnings with some companies even providing decent forecasts, what we've seen is a market rally that has been led by defensive sectors such as telecom, but now we're seeing the market move up on cyclical sectors like technology.

  3. Paul Gleeson:

    I am expecting a 'Remain' vote and a big rally.

  4. Paul Greer:

    With this result Turkish markets should enjoy a small relief rally given that the political uncertainty has now been removed, however, the medium to long-term picture for Turkey remains challenging and the much required deep structural reforms are now unlikely to materialise anytime soon.

  5. Ric Spooner:

    If declines keep going at this rate it could be 18 months-two year's away before lower production affects any rally we see in prices.

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Translations for rally

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  • intercanvi de cops, piloteigCatalan, Valencian
  • rally, rallyeCzech
  • Rallye, KundgebungGerman
  • ράλιGreek
  • ensamblar, recuperarse, rally, reorganizar, unir, recobrarse, volver en sí, repuntar, concentración, reagrupar, reunirSpanish
  • elpyä, kokoontua, ralli, toipua, mielenosoitusFinnish
  • rallier, rallye, rallyFrench
  • tüntetés, raliHungarian
  • ラリー, 大会Japanese
  • მიტინგი, მასობრივი მიტინგიGeorgian
  • taupatupatuMāori
  • verzamelen, herstellenDutch
  • regruppere (seg), komme seg, ballveksling, rally, samle seg, fylke seg, komme til krefterNorwegian
  • wiec, rajdPolish
  • reagrupar, reorganizar, reunirPortuguese
  • ралли, авторалли, митингRussian
  • ralliTurkish
  • мітингUkrainian
  • 团结Chinese

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. efface
    • B. affront
    • C. elate
    • D. summon

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