rally

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English[edit]

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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, 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.
    Synonym: muster
  2. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble.
    Synonym: 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.
    • 1697, Virgil, “(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.
    • 2019 July 2, Louise Taylor, “Alex Morgan heads USA past England into Women’s World Cup final”, in The Guardian[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.
  3. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness.
    Synonym: recuperate
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, pages 40–41:
      Norbourne was almost thankful for any excuse that enabled him to avoid seeing Lady Marchmont. In vain he sought to rally his spirits, and to conceal his depression; but the idea of Ethel mocked his efforts to forget.
  4. (business, trading, of the market, stocks etc.) To recover strength after a decline in prices.
    Synonyms: bounce back, rebound
    Antonym: decline
    • 2022 December 14, Nils Pratley, “Bitcoin has rallied. What are crypto’s true believers still smoking?”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Bitcoin has still plunged in value by almost two-thirds this year, it should be said. But it has also rallied by about 10% since the downwards lurch when FTX filed for bankruptcy in mid-November, which is extraordinary.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French railler. See rail (to scoff).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To tease; to chaff good-humouredly.

Noun[edit]

rally (uncountable)

  1. Good-humoured raillery.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish rally, from English rally.

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Noun[edit]

rally inan

  1. (motor racing) rally

Declension[edit]

Declension of rally (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive rally rallya rallyak
ergative rallyk rallyak rallyek
dative rallyri rallyari rallyei
genitive rallyren rallyaren rallyen
comitative rallyrekin rallyarekin rallyekin
causative rallyrengatik rallyarengatik rallyengatik
benefactive rallyrentzat rallyarentzat rallyentzat
instrumental rallyz rallyaz rallyez
inessive rallytan rallyan rallyetan
locative rallytako rallyko rallyetako
allative rallytara rallyra rallyetara
terminative rallytaraino rallyraino rallyetaraino
directive rallytarantz rallyrantz rallyetarantz
destinative rallytarako rallyrako rallyetarako
ablative rallytatik rallytik rallyetatik
partitive rallyrik
prolative rallytzat

Further reading[edit]

  • "rally" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rally f

  1. rally (motor racing event)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English rally.

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Noun[edit]

rally m (invariable)

  1. rally event involving groups of people

References[edit]

  1. ^ rally in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English rally.

Noun[edit]

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]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English rally.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rally m (plural rallys)

  1. (motor racing) rally

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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