What does rally mean?

Definitions for rally
ˈræl iral·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rally.

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


    "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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Rallyverb

    Etymology: rallier, Fr.

    With rallied arms to try what may be yet
    Regain’d in heav’n. John Milton.

    Publick arguing serves to whet the wits of hereticks, and by shewing weak parts of their doctrines, prompts them to rally all their sophistry to fortify them with fallacy. D. of Pie.

    Luther deters men from solitariness; but he does not mean from a sober solitude, that rallies our scattered strengths, and prepares us against any new encounters from without. Francis Atterbury.

    Honeycomb has not lived a month, for these forty years, out of the smoke of London, and rallies me upon a country life. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    If after the reading of this letter, you find yourself in a humour rather to rally and ridicule, than to comfort me, I desire you would throw it into the fire. Addison.

    Strephon had long confess’d his am’rous pain,
    Which gay Corinna rally’d with disdain. John Gay.

  2. To Rallyverb

    If God should shew this perverse man a new heaven and a new earth, springing out of nothing, he might say, that innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world. John Tillotson.

    The Grecians rally, and their pow’rs unite;
    With fury charge us. John Dryden, Æneis.


  1. rally

    A rally is a large gathering of people, often organized for a specific purpose such as to express a shared viewpoint, support a cause, or promote a change. It can also refer to a marked recovery or improvement after a period of decline, especially in the context of financial markets or sports. In car racing, a rally is a type of long distance race held on public or private roads.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rallyverb

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

  2. Rallyverb

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

  3. Rallyverb

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

  4. Rallyverb

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

  5. Rallynoun

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

  6. Rallynoun

    a political mass meeting

  7. Rallyverb

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

  8. Rallyverb

    to use pleasantry, or satirical merriment

  9. Rallynoun

    good-humored raillery

  10. 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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RALLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rally is ranked #130610 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rally surname appeared 130 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rally.

    66.1% or 86 total occurrences were White.
    19.2% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    10.7% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Douglas MacArthur:

    Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -­ kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor ­- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  2. Nicolas Sarkozy:

    We call on all Republicans to rally around us.

  3. Joe Macenka:

    They are very interested in having a positive outcome for the rally, they understand that if you want to have success in influencing legislation inside the general assembly, it would behoove you to have a positive situation outside.

  4. Lindsay Geisler:

    It's been great to see how people rally together and help out one another when you get put into a situation like this.

  5. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    The message of 2014 has been: As the potential for Fed rate hikes has increased, the long end has done nothing but rally. I think the yield curve is going to flatten at a level previously thought unthinkable.

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Translations for rally

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • piloteig, intercanvi de copsCatalan, Valencian
  • rally, rallyeCzech
  • Rallye, KundgebungGerman
  • ράλιGreek
  • repuntar, volver en sí, recobrarse, ensamblar, unir, reorganizar, rally, concentración, reagrupar, reunir, recuperarseSpanish
  • toipua, ralli, kokoontua, mielenosoitus, elpyäFinnish
  • rally, rallye, rallierFrench
  • rali, tüntetésHungarian
  • 大会, ラリーJapanese
  • მიტინგი, მასობრივი მიტინგიGeorgian
  • taupatupatuMāori
  • verzamelen, herstellenDutch
  • rally, regruppere (seg), komme til krefter, fylke seg, komme seg, samle seg, ballvekslingNorwegian
  • wiec, rajdPolish
  • reorganizar, reunir, reagruparPortuguese
  • авторалли, митинг, раллиRussian
  • ralliTurkish
  • мітингUkrainian
  • 团结Chinese

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