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proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), pet form of Sarah
  2. nickname for the Salvation Army

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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.
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 into the wide world beyond his home. (like foray.)
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'



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