Definitions for: Rally

[n] the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
[n] (tennis or squash) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
[n] an automobile race run over public roads
[n] a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
[n] a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
[v] return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
[v] harass with persistent criticism or carping; "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"
[v] call to arms; of military personnel
[v] gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
[v] gather; "drum up support"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ral"ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rallied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rallying.] [OF. ralier, F. rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad +
ligare to bind. See Ra-, and 1st Ally.]
To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or
thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.

Ral"ly, v. i.
1. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or
united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to
assemble; to unite.

The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.

Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to
rally together, and to form themselves into this new
world. --Tillotson.

2. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health
or consciousness; to recuperate.

3. To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of
the market, stocks, etc.

Ral"ly, n.; pl. Rallies.
1. The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of
that word).

2. A political mass meeting. [Colloq. U. S.]

Ral"ly, v. t. [F. railler. See Rail to scoff.]
To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry,
or with slight contempt or satire.

Honeycomb . . . rallies me upon a country life.

Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain, Which gay
Corinna rallied with disdain. --Gay.

Syn: To banter; ridicule; satirize; deride; mock.

Ral"ly, v. i.
To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.

Ral"ly, n.
Good-humored raillery.

Synonyms: bait, beat up, call up, cod, come up, drum up, exchange, mass meeting, mobilise, mobilize, muster, muster up, rag, rallying, razz, rebound, ride, summon, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

Antonyms: demobilise, demobilize, inactivate

See Also: assemblage, auto race, automobile race, badminton, banter, barrack, bemock, call, car race, chaff, collect, convalescence, deed, effort, exploit, feat, flout, garner, gather, gathering, gibe, go back, group action, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, lawn tennis, mock, pep rally, Ping-Pong, pull in, pull together, recover, recovery, recuperate, recuperation, revival, revival meeting, scoff, send for, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, table tennis, tennis

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