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ˈsɔr tisor·tie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sortie, sallynoun

    a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position

  2. sortienoun

    (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)


  1. sortienoun

    An offensive military mission. Used originally to mean an attack from a fortress, but most commonly used today to describe a single mission by a military aircraft.

    Etymology: From sortie

  2. sortieverb

    To sally.

    Etymology: From sortie

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sortienoun

    the sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a besieged place to attack or harass the besiegers; a sally

    Etymology: [F., fr. sortir to go out, to issue, probably fr. L. sortus, for surrectus, p. p. of surgere to raise up, to rise up. See Source.]


  1. Sortie

    A sortie is a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops from a strongpoint. The sortie, whether by one or more aircraft or vessels, usually has a specific mission.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sortie

    sor′tē, n. the issuing of a body of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers. [Fr.,—sortir, to go out, to issue—L. surgĕre, to rise up.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sortie

    In air operations, an operational flight by one aircraft.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sortie

    See SALLY.

Anagrams for sortie »

  1. storie, Tories, tories, triose

  2. Tories

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sortie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sortie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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