sortie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French sortie (exit, end).

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Noun[edit]

sortie (plural sorties)

  1. (military) An attack made by troops from a besieged position.
  2. (military) An operational flight carried out by a single military aircraft.
    Russia said it carried out 55 sorties in the last 24 hours.
    • 2019, Jeff Foust, “NASA’s Lunar Space Station Is a Great/Terrible Idea,” IEEE Spectrum:
      Finally, the astronauts will descend to the lunar surface. After their sortie on the moon, they’ll return to the orbital station
  3. (figuratively, sports) An attacking move

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Verb[edit]

sortie (third-person singular simple present sorties, present participle sortying or sortieing, simple past and past participle sortied)

  1. (transitive) To sally.

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  • (an offensive military mission): scramble

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine past participle of sortir; from Latin sortīrī, present active infinitive of sortior (cast lots, divide, receive), possibly influenced by a derivative of surgō (get up, arise). Compare Italian sortire (produce).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɔʁ.ti/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sortie f (plural sorties)

  1. exit, way out
    Antonym: entrée
  2. act of exiting
  3. end; final part of
  4. release (of a film, book, album etc)
    Synonyms: édition, parution
  5. (school) outing, trip (lasting no longer than a day)
  6. (military) leave, sally, sortie
  7. (electronics) output, connector
    Synonym: prise

Usage notes[edit]

The meaning "end, release" is used of things such as school, theater etc. where a literal "exit" also occurs.

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Participle[edit]

sortie

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of sortir

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