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Definitions of sally

  1. To issue or rush out suddenly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To rush out, as troops from a besieged town; rush forth suddenly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To rush out suddenly:-pa.t. and pa.p. sallied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make a sally; set out with spirit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A leaping forth; a darting; a spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To rush out, as troops from a besieged town; to issue suddenly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Sallying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. witty remark Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a venture off the beaten path; "a sally into the wide world beyond his home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. A sudden rushing forth of troops from a fortified place to attack a besieging enemy; sudden outburst of wit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A leaping or bursting out: a sudden rushing forth of troops to attack besiegers: excursion: outburst of fancy, wit, etc.: levity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A rushing forth; starting out; sortie. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A sudden overflow of wit or merriment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A rushing forth of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; sprightly outburst; flight; excursion; act of levity; frolic. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A sudden rush of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; an excursion; sprightly exertion; wild gaiety; a flight of fancy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Sallied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sally

  1. Are you sure, Sally – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  2. That's possible; but I wish I had found out from Aunt Sally if she knew the name of the grandfather who is ill. – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
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