Rally meaning

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The definition of a rally is a gathering of people for a common purpose, an automobile competition on public roads, or a comeback.

An example of a rally is an event for cheering on a political candidate.

An example of a rally is a planned drive of a group of antique cars from one city to another.

An example of a rally is a losing team taking over the game, scoring lots of points and winning.

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In sports such as volleyball, being a system of scoring in which points can be won both by the team that is serving and by the receiving team.
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To tease good-humoredly.
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To engage in good-humored teasing or jesting.
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To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order.
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To summon or bring (persons) together for a common purpose.
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An organized automobile run, esp. of sports cars on public roads, designed to test driving skills.
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Rally is defined as to come together for a common purpose, to bring back, or to rise in price or score.

An example of rally is for a group of students to cheer on a basketball team.

An example of rally is for the losing team to make a comeback.

An example of rally is for a stock price to increase at the end of the trading day after having fallen earlier in the day.

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To call together for a common purpose; assemble.

Rally troops at a parade ground.

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To reassemble and restore to order.

Rally scattered forces.

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To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline.

Paused to refresh themselves and rally their strength.

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To come together for a common purpose.

The candidate's supporters rallied on the common.

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To join in an effort for a common cause.
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(sports) To exchange strokes before a point is won, as in tennis.
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A gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause.

A political rally.

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To bring back to action; revive.

To rally one's spirits.

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To come back to a state of order.
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To come together for a common purpose, esp. to assist or support a cause, person, etc.
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To come in order to help.

To rally to the side of a friend.

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To come back to action, normal strength, etc.; revive.

To rally from a fever.

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(racket sports) To take part in a rally.
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(finance) To rise in price after having fallen.
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(sports) To come from behind in scoring.
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A rallying or being rallied; specif., a gathering of people, as a pep rally, for a common purpose.
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(racket sports) An exchange of several strokes before the point is won.
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To tease or mock playfully; ridicule; banter.
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An upward movement in a stock market.
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A demonstration; an event where people gather together to protest for or against a given cause.
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(squash (sport), table tennis, tennis, badminton) A sequence of strokes between serving and scoring a point.
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(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.
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(business, trading) A recovery after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
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To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
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To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
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To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
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(business, trading) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
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Good-humoured raillery.
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Origin of rally

  • French rallier from Old French ralier re- re- alier to unite, ally ally

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French railler from Old French to tease rail3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French ralier (French rallier), from Latin prefix re- + ad + ligare (“to bind; to ally").

    From Wiktionary

  • French railler. See rail (“to scoff").

    From Wiktionary