Complete Definition of "sally"

see|Sally
English

Pronunciation

Etymology
sense rod from the botanical name in Latin: Salix, as in 'sally rod'
Salvation Army member is a shortening of that term
other senses from the French saillie, past participle of the verb salir, itself from Latin salire 'to leap'

Noun
en-noun|sall|ies

  1. A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
  2. A sudden rushing forth.
  3. An excursion or side trip.
  4. A witty statement or quip.
  5. A willow, or tree that looks like a willow, or object made from its wood, as in sally rod
  6. A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
  7. context|New Zealand|slang a member of the Salvation Army.

See also
Sally
sally port
sortie

Translations
trans-top|a sortie
Dutch: uitval
Finnish: rynnäköidä
trans-mid
German: Ausfall
trans-bottom

trans-top|a sudden rushing forth
Dutch: uitval
trans-mid
German: Ausfall
trans-bottom

trans-top|an excursion or side trip
Dutch: uitstap
trans-mid
German: Ausflug
trans-bottom

trans-top|a witty statement or quip
Dutch: uitval
trans-mid
Finnish: sutkaista
trans-bottom

trans-top|a willow
Dutch: wilg
trans-mid
German: Weide
trans-bottom

trans-top|a willow rod
Dutch: wilgenroede
trans-mid
German: Weidengerte
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|sall|i|ed

  1. intransitive To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.

#: The troops sallied in desperation.

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

#: As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. -William Manchester

  1. intransitive To venture off the beaten path.

#: A sally into the wide world beyond his home. (like foray.)

Translations
attack:
Dutch: een uitval doen
German: ein Ausfall machen

io:sally
ru:sally
te:sally
vi:sally

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