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RALLY (rallied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rally mean? 

RALLY (noun)
  The noun RALLY has 5 senses:

1. a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
2. the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
3. a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
4. an automobile race run over public roads
5. (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

  Familiarity information: RALLY used as a noun is common.


RALLY (verb)
  The verb RALLY has 5 senses:

1. gather
2. call to arms; of military personnel
3. gather or bring together
4. return to a former condition
5. harass with persistent criticism or carping

  Familiarity information: RALLY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RALLY (noun)


Sense 1rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

mass meeting; rally

Hypernyms ("rally" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rally"):

pep rally (a rally (especially of students) before a game)

revival; revival meeting (an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion)


Sense 2rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rally; rallying

Context examples:

he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning / he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

Hypernyms ("rally" is a kind of...):

deed; effort; exploit; feat (a notable achievement)


Sense 3rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("rally" is a kind of...):

convalescence; recovery; recuperation (gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury)


Sense 4rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An automobile race run over public roads

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("rally" is a kind of...):

auto race; automobile race; car race (a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles)


Sense 5rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rally; exchange

Context example:

after a short rally Connors won the point

Hypernyms ("rally" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Domain category:

squash; squash rackets; squash racquets (a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets)

badminton (a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net)

lawn tennis; tennis (a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court)

Ping-Pong; table tennis (a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball)


RALLY (verb)


Sense 1rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

drum up; rally; beat up

Context example:

drum up support

Hypernyms (to "rally" is one way to...):

collect; pull in (get or bring together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call to arms; of military personnel

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

mobilise; rally; mobilize; call up

Hypernyms (to "rally" is one way to...):

call; send for (order, request, or command to come)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or bring together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muster; muster up; rally; summon; come up

Context examples:

muster the courage to do something / she rallied her intellect / Summon all your courage

Hypernyms (to "rally" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to a former condition

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rebound; rally

Context examples:

The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends / The stock market rallied

Hypernyms (to "rally" is one way to...):

go back; recover; recuperate (regain a former condition after a financial loss)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The stock market is going to rally
The business is going to rally


Sense 5rally [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Harass with persistent criticism or carping

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

twit; taunt; tantalize; tantalise; razz; bait; cod; tease; rag; ride; rally

Context examples:

The children teased the new teacher / Don't ride me so hard over my failure / His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Hypernyms (to "rally" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rally"):

barrack; flout; gibe; jeer; scoff (laugh at with contempt and derision)

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid (be silly or tease one another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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