What does volley mean?

Definitions for volley
ˈvɒl ivol·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst(noun)

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

  2. volley(verb)

    a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces

  3. volley(verb)

    be dispersed in a volley

    "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

  4. volley(verb)

    hit before it touches the ground

    "volley the tennis ball"

  5. volley(verb)

    discharge in, or as if in, a volley

    "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"

  6. volley(verb)

    make a volley

  7. volley(verb)

    utter rapidly

    "volley a string of curses"

Wiktionary

  1. volley(Noun)

    The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  2. volley(Noun)

    The flight of a ball just before it bounces

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  3. volley(Noun)

    A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  4. volley(Verb)

    To fire a volley of shots

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  5. volley(Verb)

    To hit the ball before it touches the ground

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  6. volley(Verb)

    To be fired in a volley

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

  7. volley(Verb)

    To make a volley

    Etymology: From volee, from volta, from volatus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volley(noun)

    a flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  2. Volley(noun)

    a burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  3. Volley(noun)

    a return of the ball before it touches the ground

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  4. Volley(noun)

    a sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  5. Volley(verb)

    to discharge with, or as with, a volley

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  6. Volley(verb)

    to be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  7. Volley(verb)

    to return the ball before it touches the ground

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

  8. Volley(verb)

    to send the ball full to the top of the wicket

    Etymology: [F. vole; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See Volatile.]

Freebase

  1. Volley

    A volley in tennis is a shot in which the ball is struck before it bounces on the ground. Generally a player hits a volley while standing near the net, although it can be executed farther back, in the middle of the tennis court or even near the baseline. The word derives from M. French volée meaning flight. The primary objective of the volley is to go on the offensive and cut the amount of time for the opponent to react. Another advantage is that a player eliminates any possibility of a bad bounce from an uneven surface such as on some grass and clay courts. Also, if near the net, a volleyer has a wider choice of angles to hit into the opponent's court. However, quick reflexes and hand–eye coordination are required to execute this shot. The primary means of countering a volley are the passing shot and the lob. Generally, a player who advances to the net in the serve and volley type of game will make the initial volley fairly near the service line. The player will then move closer to the net in hopes of making a put-away volley for a winning point. It is difficult to hit an effective volley in the area between the baseline and the service line, consequently this is often called "no man's land".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Volley

    vol′i, n. a flight of shot: the discharge of many small-arms at once: an outburst of many at once: in tennis and lawn-tennis, a hard return of the ball before it reaches the ground—half-volley is a return by striking the ball just as it touches or rises from the ground:—pl. Voll′eys.—v.t. to discharge in a volley.—v.i. to fly together, as missiles: to sound together: in lawn-tennis, to use the stroke so called. [Fr. volée, a flight—voler—L. volāre, to fly.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. volley

    The simultaneous discharge of a number of fire-arms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. volley

    The simultaneous discharge of a number of fire-arms.

How to pronounce volley?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say volley in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volley in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of volley in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The most terrible thing in love is that it is not given to you in life to know who really is your second half. And even if you find it, then you cannot be sure that your love for all your eternity will love you, as it may simply abandon you because of some trifle. 2. Cupid is a cross-eyed sniper. 3. For many people, love with late ignition. 4. If you have a broken heart, then destiny is going to offer you something better. 5. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Something that arouses in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 6. It is love, not friendship, which is the exact opposite of loneliness. They do not understand that everything except love is meaningless, insignificant trifles. 7. In love there is no word I, there is only a word we. 8. Do not confuse love with porn. 9. The image of a loved one is the light in the midst of darkness. 10. When love dies it is as if a person has died, the spirit comes out of his body, this spirit is a memory, a boredom, a memory. It is a life of love after parting, as if life after death. This spirit wanders in your mind, soul, and heart. 11. Love is a beautiful feeling to tears. 13. The more you love a girl, the less you want to have sex with her. You just want to embrace the soul, love the heart and kiss her lips and cheeks. Because love is higher than sex. 14. Love is stronger than fear 15. Everyone is looking for the second half: superiority, someone is a match, and few are the opposite. 16. Sympathy is a bluff, it is almost always the case. Love is a constant feeling of love, an obsession that is only intensified by mutual love. The idea of a loved one does not let you go, she is constantly in your head, and sits there very tightly. 17. Love is two magnets (a man and a woman) that attract each other more and more. Whenever you move them away from each other, the farther you go, the more powerful they are attracted to each other by body and soul. This is the most powerful magnetic force between them, and there is love. 18. When hugging a girlfriend, you need not just hug, you must convey the warmth of love that comes from your soul. What would she feel from this warm sunlight coming from your soul is the merging of souls in love with a single whole. And at this moment maybe you will feel that she presses you to her a little stronger than you her. 19. True love is like two souls merging together, like galaxies facing for centuries. 20. Let the hole in the heart let in the light of true love. 21. True love and friendship, unselfish generosity and forgiveness - these are the main manifestations of higher philosophy. 22. 1. The cause of death of love in love relationships: misunderstanding and misunderstanding. 2. The cause of death of love in marriage: life, money, character. 23. Smart chooses his life partner with the help of: brain and penis. But wise with the help of: heart and soul. 24. Cupid has poisonous arrows. 25. Release all your volley, from your flamethrower of love, into that one and only. 26. Love your beloved powerfully. 27. Lovers of exotic looks, I'm talking about love between nations and races. Such people fall in love much more sincerely and love in bed very hot and passionate rather than representatives of their people. As for most of them, for representatives of your own people, you are something trivial and trivial. 28. Goodness and love are interdimensional, multidimensional spatial forms of philosophy, out of time, this state of harmony in eternity, the key to all worlds and the inner worlds of people both external and hidden. With this vision of thinking, you see everything at once, at the same time deeply and from a height, you see all forms of time as in one palm. 29. Get up now, and forgive the loved one you love so much. 30. Love is when you give up your own egoism and accept that person in your life and you realize that you are not alone in the whole universe. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich 1. Learn to love Parrots, dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, they are all excellent simulators of tenderness, they teach kindness and love. Practice, learn from them to be gentle and sweet, empathetic, caring, faithful, all this will help you in a relationship with the opposite sex. To your soulmate, as often as possible, give affection, kiss, hug, love with your heart and soul, and only then with the genitals. 2. Love is like chewing gum. First you see a bubble of gum, and touching your lips, it tightens to her lips, and molded into a delicious kiss. Its body turns into a chewing gum and you stick to it tightly and you become one, completely turned into chewing gum, chewing gum becomes your single flesh. The fresh aroma of gum as a symbol of unstoppable passion, over time, loses the sweet taste of lust. But the only thing that remains is that it has neither color nor taste - this is love - this is a combination at the level of two eternal souls blinded together. 3. Love is the peace and tenderness of the light of souls, the union of tenderness. From love you fall into a gap in space and time, love outside the dimension is a very special space for two lovers in ordinary reality. 4. Reality is a snowstorm, and you, like a real man, must all your life, warm your darling with your love and care. 5. True love is the cure for lust. And lust is the cure for true love. 6. Never forget what you love your loved one for. 7. All wear the same bodies in the next lives, and feel deja vu. The most romantic guy in the world will say to his beloved: I have won your heart in this life. In the next life, I will find you, and conquer it again. 8. Your loved one is your best thought in all your mind, throughout your whole life. 9. Love is so similar to sex pose 69. 10. Love is a warm, gentle light that gives peace to the soul of a loved one, this divine light of disinterested nobility in the darkness of egoism, this light is priceless. 11. Slippery macho inside you, takes away your true love. 12. Love is a giant star in your own cosmos. Which is located in the center of the universe, which is filled, it is surrounded by everyday garbage, various trifles. 13. Two lovers are two galaxies merged together, merged into the ages. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Gilles Muller:

    If I were coaching a young player I would teach them to serve and volley, 95 percent of the top 100 are not doing it so that means they never practise to prepare for a serve and volleyer coming at them. If you mix it up and throw in some serve and volley it makes the returner take more risks.

  3. Paul Walker:

    Volley is tackling and solving one of the most difficult and important problems in machine learning: extracting knowledge from unstructured information.

  4. Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton:

    ( Todashev) went down, but Ibragim Todashev was not incapacitated. Ibragim Todashev came up again in an aggressive manner, and the officer then fired the second volley of three or four shots. Which at that point essentially incapacitated Ibragim Todashev, it would seem almost superhuman, but everything that we have learned in the investigation would show an individual who has a great deal of tolerance of pain and would more or less fight beyond it.

  5. Dan Gainor:

    This is just the latest volley in Hollywood's war against faith, rather than simply deny the divine, ‘Angel From Hell’ seeks to denigrate it. They picked 'Glee' veteran Jane Lynch, who hates conservatives, to portray a disgustingly foul and perverted ‘angel.’.

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