Sally meaning

sălē
To issue suddenly from a defensive or besieged position to attack an enemy.
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A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
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To make a sally.
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A sudden quick witticism; a quip.
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An assault from a defensive position; a sortie.
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A sudden effort toward action or expression.
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A venturing forth; a jaunt.
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A sudden rushing forth, as of troops to attack besieging forces.
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Any sudden start into activity.
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An excursion or unusual side trip; jaunt.
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To rush out or come out suddenly.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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Any tree that looks like a willow.
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An object made from the above trees' wood.
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A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
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A sudden rushing forth.
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(figuratively) A witty statement or quip, usually at the expense of one's interlocutor.
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An excursion or side trip.
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(intransitive) To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.

The troops sallied in desperation.

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(intransitive) To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")

As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. -William Manchester.

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(intransitive) To venture off the beaten path.
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(New Zealand, slang) A member of the Salvation Army.
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A diminutive of the female given name Sarah, also used as a formal given name.
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(UK) A nickname for the Salvation Army.
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Sally is defined as to rush or come out suddenly or to go on a trip.

An example of sally is to jump out from behind a door.

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Sally is a feminine name.

An example of a person named Sally is Sally Field.

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To rush out or leap forth suddenly.

A bird that sallies out from a branch to catch flying insects.

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To set out on a trip or excursion.

Sallied forth to see the world.

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A sudden rush forward or leap.
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A quick witticism; bright retort; quip.
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Origin of sally

  • From French saillie a sally from Old French from feminine past participle of salir to rush forward from Latin salīre to leap sel- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From French saillie, from sailli, the past participle of the verb saillir 'to leap forth', itself from Latin salire 'to leap'

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English saly, from Old English saliÄ¡, sealh (“willow"). More at sallow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From salvation in Salvation Army, from Latin salvatio

    From Wiktionary