- (given name, female, ), pet form of Sarah
- nickname for the Salvation Army
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for Sally for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of Sally
noun (sall, ies)
verb (sall, i, ed)
- A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
- A sudden rushing forth.
- An excursion or side trip.
- A witty statement or quip.
- A willow, or tree that looks like a willow, or object made from its wood, as in sally rod
- A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
- (context, New Zealand, slang) a member of the Salvation Army.
- (intransitive) To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.
- The troops sallied in desperation.
- (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
- (intransitive) To venture off the beaten path.
- A into the wide world beyond his home. (like foray.)
- 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'
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for sally for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of sally