rally

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹæ.li/
  • Rhymes: -æli
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French rallier (French rallier), from Old French ralier, from Latin prefix re- + ad + ligare (to bind; to ally).

Noun[edit]

rally (plural rallies)

  1. A public gathering or mass meeting that is not mainly a protest and is organized to inspire enthusiasm for a cause.
    a campaign rally
    an election rally
  2. A protest or demonstration for or against something, but often with speeches and often without marching, especially in North America.
    a political rally
  3. (squash (sport), table tennis, tennis, badminton) A sequence of strokes between serving and scoring a point.
  4. (motor racing) An event in which competitors drive through a series of timed special stages at intervals. The winner is the driver who completes all stages with the shortest cumulative time.
  5. (business, trading) A recovery after a decline in prices (said of the market, stocks, etc.)
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Verb[edit]

rally (third-person singular simple present rallies, present participle rallying, simple past and past participle rallied)

  1. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
  2. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
    • 2019, Louise Taylor, Alex Morgan heads USA past England into Women’s World Cup final (in The Guardian, 2 July 2019)[1]
      The USA were dominant but, to England’s immense credit, they repeatedly rallied, refusing to fold. Indeed they could conceivably have gone in level at the interval had Naeher not made an acrobatic, stretching, fingertip save to divert Walsh’s 25-yard thunderbolt as it whizzed unerringly on its apparently inexorable trajectory towards the top corner.
    • 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.
    • 1663, John Tillotson, The Wisdom of being Religious
      Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.
  3. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
  4. (business, trading) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French railler. See rail (to scoff).

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rally (third-person singular simple present rallies, present participle rallying, simple past and past participle rallied)

  1. (transitive) To tease; to chaff good-humouredly.
    • 1711 August 11, Joseph Addison; Richard Steele, “TUESDAY, July 31, 1711 [Julian calendar]”, in The Spectator, number 132; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, [], volume II, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, OCLC 191120697:
      Honeycomb [] rallies me after his way upon my country life.
    • 1713, John Gay, The Fan
      Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain / Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      So the athletic Magnolia instantly impounded the little lieutenant, and began to rally him, in the sort of slang she delighted in, with plenty of merriment and malice upon his tendre for Miss Chattesworth, and made the gallant young gentleman blush and occasionally smile, and bow a great deal, and take some snuff.

Noun[edit]

rally (uncountable)

  1. Good-humoured raillery.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rally f

  1. rally (motor racing event)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English rally

Noun[edit]

rally m (invariable)

  1. rally event involving groups of people

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English rally

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rally n (definite singular rallyet, indefinite plural rally or rallyer, definite plural rallya or rallyene)

  1. a rally (e.g. in motor sport)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English rally

Noun[edit]

rally n (definite singular rallyet, indefinite plural rally, definite plural rallya)

  1. a rally (e.g. in motor sport)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

rally m (plural rallys)

  1. Alternative spelling of rali

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rally m (plural rallys)

  1. rally