Definition of Sally

1. Noun. Witty remark.

Exact synonyms: Crack, Quip, Wisecrack
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark
Derivative terms: Crack, Quip, Wisecrack



2. Noun. A military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position.
Exact synonyms: Sortie
Generic synonyms: Action, Military Action
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

3. Noun. A venture off the beaten path. "A sally into the wide world beyond his home"
Exact synonyms: Sallying Forth
Generic synonyms: Venture

Definition of Sally

1. v. i. To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.

2. n. A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.

Definition of Sally

1. Proper noun. (diminutive=Sarah female given name), also used as a formal given name. ¹

2. Proper noun. (British) A nickname for the Salvation Army ¹

3. Noun. A willow ¹

4. Noun. Any tree that looks like a willow ¹

5. Noun. An object made from the above trees' wood ¹

6. Noun. A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy. ¹

7. Noun. A sudden rushing forth. ¹

8. Noun. (figuratively) A witty statement or quip, usually at the expense of one's interlocutor. ¹

9. Noun. An excursion or side trip. ¹

10. Noun. A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.") ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To venture off the beaten path. ¹

14. Noun. (New Zealand slang) A member of the Salvation Army. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sally

1. to rush out suddenly [v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES]

Medical Definition of Sally

1. Origin: F. Saillie, fr. Sailir. See Sally. 1. A leaping forth; a darting; a spring. 2. A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie. "Sallies were made by the Spaniards, but they were beaten in with loss." (Bacon) 3. An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation. "Every one shall know a country better that makes often sallies into it, and traverses it up and down, than he that . . . Goes still round in the same track." (Locke) 4. A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind. "The unaffected mirth with which she enjoyed his sallies." (Sir W. Scott) 5. Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade. "The excursion was esteemed but a sally of youth." (Sir H. Wotton) Sally port. A large port on each quarter of a fireship, for the escape of the men into boats when the train is fired; a large port in an old-fashioned three-decker or a large modern ironclad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sally

salliers
sallies
sallowed
sallower
sallowest
sallowing
sallowish
sallowly
sallowness
sallownesses
sallows
sallowthorn
sallowthorns
sallowy
sally (current term)
sally forth
sally lunn
sally out
sally port
sally ports
sallying
sallying forth
sallyman
sallyport
sallyports
salmagundi
salmagundis
salmeterol
salmeterol xinafoate

Literary usage of Sally

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"sally raised her hands in the air and brought them down on her knees. ... cried sally, joyfully. Mr. Jones folded the paper and tucked it into his pocket ..."

2. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by Harry Clemons, William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1897)
"What will sally do?" was the question on every tongue. sally—or, more respectfully, ... I am a maiden lady," Miss sally replied somewhat sharply. ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"277 sally IN OUR ALLEY OF all the girls that are so smart There's none like pretty sally; She is the darling of my heart, And she lives in our alley. ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"sally taking Ex-Unprotected Female. Any more of those horrid tramps to-day, sally? ... I 'ear his bell in the hinc just now ; p'raps he wouldn't mind sally ..."

5. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"sally IN OUR ALLEY OF all the girls that are so smart, There's none like Pretty sally; She is the darling of my heart, And lives in our alley. ..."

6. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"sally raised her hands in the air and brought them down on her knees. ... cried sally, joyfully. Mr. Jones folded the paper and tucked it into his pocket ..."

7. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by Harry Clemons, William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1897)
"What will sally do?" was the question on every tongue. sally—or, more respectfully, ... I am a maiden lady," Miss sally replied somewhat sharply. ..."

8. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"277 sally IN OUR ALLEY OF all the girls that are so smart There's none like pretty sally; She is the darling of my heart, And she lives in our alley. ..."

9. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"sally taking Ex-Unprotected Female. Any more of those horrid tramps to-day, sally? ... I 'ear his bell in the hinc just now ; p'raps he wouldn't mind sally ..."

10. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"sally IN OUR ALLEY OF all the girls that are so smart, There's none like Pretty sally; She is the darling of my heart, And lives in our alley. ..."

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