sally: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sal'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -lies, -lied, -ly•ing.
  1. a sortie of troops from a besieged place upon an enemy.
  2. a sudden rushing forth or activity.
  3. an excursion or trip, usually off the main course.
  4. an outburst or flight of passion, fancy, etc.: a sally of anger.
  5. a clever, witty, or fanciful remark.
  6. a projection, as of the end of a rafter beyond the notch by which the rafter is fitted over the wall plate.
  1. to make a sally, as a body of troops from a besieged place.
  2. to set out on a side trip or excursion.
  3. to set out briskly or energetically.
  4. (of things) to issue forth.


Pronunciation: (sal'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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