Definition of Volley

1. Noun. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms. "Our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

Exact synonyms: Burst, Fusillade, Salvo
Generic synonyms: Fire, Firing
Derivative terms: Fusillade

2. Verb. Be dispersed in a volley. "Gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
Generic synonyms: Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter, Spread Out

3. Noun. A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces.
Generic synonyms: Return
Antonyms: Ground Stroke

4. Verb. Hit before it touches the ground. "Volley the tennis ball"
Generic synonyms: Hit

5. Verb. Discharge in, or as if in, a volley. "The attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
Generic synonyms: Discharge

6. Verb. Make a volley.
Category relationships: Court Game
Generic synonyms: Play

7. Verb. Utter rapidly. "Volley a string of curses"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

Definition of Volley

1. n. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.

2. v. t. To discharge with, or as with, a volley.

3. v. i. To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.

4. n. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.

5. v. t. To discharge with, or as with, a volley.

6. v. i. To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.

Definition of Volley

1. Noun. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired ¹

2. Noun. (sports) The flight of a ball just before it bounces ¹

3. Noun. (sports) A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To fire a volley of shots ¹

5. Verb. (context: sports transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be fired in a volley ¹

7. Verb. (context: sports intransitive) To make a volley ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Volley

1. to return a tennis ball before it touches the ground [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Volley

1. Origin: F. Volee; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. Voler to fly, L. Volare. See Volatile. 1. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms. "Fiery darts in flaming volleys flew." (Milton) "Each volley tells that thousands cease to breathe." (Byron) 2. A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words. "This volley of oaths." "Rattling nonsense in full volleys breaks." (Pope) 3. A return of the ball before it touches the ground. A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket. Half volley. A sending of the ball so that after touching the ground it flies towards the top of the wicket. On the volley, at random. "What we spake on the volley begins work." . Volley gun, a gun with several barrels for firing a number of shots simultaneously; a kind of mitrailleuse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Volley

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volley (current term)
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