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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. saillie—saillir (It. salire)—L. salire, to leap.]
sal′i, n. a kind of stone-fly: a wren.—n. Sall′ypick′er, one of several different warblers.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
A sudden offensive movement by the garrison of a fortified place, directed against the troops or works of the besiegers.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2409
The numerical value of sally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of sally in a Sentence
Sally, put on your green jacket or your blue sweater, please.
Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today -- Sally Yates said nothing but old news !
ESSAY -- A loose sally of the mind an irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition.
I felt a bit uncomfortable when Grace Mugabe proposed to me since Grace Mugabe was still married to Sally.
On Friday, this little girl left the school as 'Sally,' and on Monday this little girl called herself 'Johnny'.
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Translations for sally
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- Ausfall, Ausflug, WeidengerteGerman
- rynnäköidä, rynnistää, vastahyökkäys, lähteä, liikkeelle, sutkaista, rynnäkkFinnish
- wilgenroede, uitval, uitstapDutch
- вылазка, остротаRussian
- utflykt, utfallSwedish
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