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1rally

verb ral·ly \ˈra-lē\
ral·liedral·ly·ing

Definition of RALLY

transitive verb
1
a :  to muster for a common purpose
b :  to recall to order
2
a :  to arouse for action
b :  to rouse from depression or weakness
intransitive verb
1
:  to come together again to renew an effort
2
:  to join in a common cause
3
:  recover, rebound <rallied briefly from his illness>
4
:  to engage in a rally
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Origin of RALLY

French rallier, from Old French ralier, from re- + alier to unite — more at ally
First Known Use: 1603

2rally

noun

: a public meeting to support or oppose someone or something

finance : an increase in price or value after a decrease in price or value

sports : an occurrence in which a team or player that has been behind or playing badly begins to play well

plural rallies

Full Definition of RALLY

1
a :  a mustering of scattered forces to renew an effort
b :  a summoning up of strength or courage after weakness or dejection
c :  a recovery of price after a decline
d :  a renewed offensive
2
:  a mass meeting intended to arouse group enthusiasm
3
:  a series of shots interchanged between players (as in tennis) before a point is won
4
also ral·lye [French rallye, from English 1rally] :  an automobile competition using public roads and ordinary traffic rules with the object of maintaining a specified average speed between checkpoints over a route unknown to the participants until the start of the event

Examples of RALLY

  1. Supporters held a rally for the candidate.
  2. Protesters staged an antiwar rally.
  3. Stock prices are up after the dollar's rally yesterday.

First Known Use of RALLY

1651

Rhymes with RALLY

3rally

verb
ral·liedral·ly·ing

Definition of RALLY

transitive verb
:  to attack with raillery :  banter

Origin of RALLY

French railler to mock, rally — more at rail
First Known Use: 1668
RALLIES Defined for Kids

1rally

verb ral·ly \ˈra-lē\
ral·liedral·ly·ing

Definition of RALLY for Kids

1
:  to bring or come together for a common purpose <Supporters rallied at the capitol building.>
2
:  to publicly support or oppose <The whole school rallied behind the principal.>
3
:  to rouse from low spirits or weakness <The patient rallied and survived.> <The team rallied to win the game.>

2rally

noun
plural rallies

Definition of RALLY for Kids

1
:  a sudden improvement in performance or condition <The team's late rally helped them win.>
2
:  a big meeting held to rouse enthusiasm

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