Definition of Rally

1. Noun. A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm.

Exact synonyms: Mass Meeting
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Pep Rally, Revival, Revival Meeting



2. Verb. Gather. "Drum up support"
Exact synonyms: Beat Up, Drum Up
Generic synonyms: Collect, Pull In

3. Noun. The feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort. "He feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
Exact synonyms: Rallying
Generic synonyms: Effort, Exploit, Feat

4. Verb. Call to arms; of military personnel.
Exact synonyms: Call Up, Mobilise, Mobilize
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Call Up, Mobilisation, Mobilisation, Mobilization, Rallying
Antonyms: Demobilize

5. Noun. A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness.
Generic synonyms: Convalescence, Recovery, Recuperation

6. Verb. Gather or bring together. "Summon all your courage"
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Muster, Muster Up, Summon
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together

7. Noun. An automobile race run over public roads.
Generic synonyms: Auto Race, Automobile Race, Car Race

8. Verb. Return to a former condition. "The business is going to rally "; "The stock market rallied"
Exact synonyms: Rebound
Generic synonyms: Go Back, Recover, Recuperate
Derivative terms: Rebound

9. Noun. (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes. "After a short rally Connors won the point"
Exact synonyms: Exchange
Category relationships: Squash, Squash Rackets, Squash Racquets, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Tennis, Ping-pong, Table Tennis
Generic synonyms: Group Action

10. Verb. Harass with persistent criticism or carping. "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
Exact synonyms: Bait, Cod, Rag, Razz, Ride, Tantalise, Tantalize, Taunt, Tease, Twit
Generic synonyms: Bemock, Mock
Specialized synonyms: Barrack, Flout, Gibe, Jeer, Scoff, Banter, Chaff, Jolly, Josh, Kid
Derivative terms: Razzing, Tantaliser, Tantalus, Tantalization, Tantalizer, Tantalus, Taunt, Taunting, Tease, Tease, Teaser, Teasing, Twit

Definition of Rally

1. v. t. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.

2. v. i. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.

3. n. The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word).

4. v. t. To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire.

5. v. i. To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.

6. n. Good-humored raillery.

Definition of Rally

1. Noun. A demonstration; an event where people gather together to protest for or against a given cause ¹

2. Noun. (context: squash table tennis tennis badminton) A sequence of strokes between serving and scoring a point. ¹

3. Noun. (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. ¹

4. Noun. (context: business trading) A recovery after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc. ¹

5. Verb. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite. ¹

6. Verb. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite. ¹

7. Verb. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate. ¹

8. Verb. (context: business trading) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc. ¹

9. Verb. To tease; to chaff good-humouredly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rally

1. to call together for a common purpose [v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rally

rakus
rakuware
rakyat
rakyats
ral
rale
rales
rallentando
ralliance
rallied
rallier
ralliers
rallies
ralliform
ralline
rally (current term)
rally around
rally round
rallycross
rallye
rallyes
rallygoer
rallygoers
rallying
rallying cry
rallying point
rallyingly
rallyings
rallyist
rallyists

Literary usage of Rally

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"We saw that even during the fight, and whilst Attempts still involved in the throng, the Scots Greys had endeavoured to rally; and some way to their left, ..."

2. Scribners Monthly by Charles William Wason (1878)
"fellow-citizens to "rally." The feeling of the anti-war and ... rally agin the porter at the Reed House ! rally agin the cook at the Crook House! ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"Above the stormy din, We, too, would hear the bells of cheer King peace and freedom in IA RECRUITING rally. Men of Maine I men of Maine ! ..."

4. Washington in Lincoln's Time by Noah Brooks (1895)
"Bally agin Conway! rally agin Sweet! rally agin Hegler! rally agin ... rally agin the porter at the Reed House I rally agin the cook at the Crook House! ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"... we ought to have turned and delivered at once, instead of rupturing the membranes; but hoping that she would rally after arresting the hemorrhage, ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"Freemen ! to your standard rally ! Come from mountain, hill, and valley ; Forth from town and city sally— Swear to guard it and defend it ; Round that Hug ..."

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