rally

1
[ ral-ee ]
/ ˈræl i /

verb (used with object), ral·lied, ral·ly·ing.

verb (used without object), ral·lied, ral·ly·ing.

noun, plural ral·lies.

Origin of rally

1
1585–95; < French rallier (v.), Old French, equivalent to r(e)- re- + allier to join; see ally

Related forms

ral·li·er, noun

Definition for rally (2 of 2)

rally

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[ ral-ee ]
/ ˈræl i /

verb (used with object), ral·lied, ral·ly·ing.

to ridicule in a good-natured way; banter.

Origin of rally

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1660–70; < French railler to rail2
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British Dictionary definitions for rally (1 of 2)

rally

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/ (ˈrælɪ) /

verb -lies, -lying or -lied

noun plural -lies

Derived Forms

rallier, noun

Word Origin for rally

C16: from Old French rallier, from re- + alier to unite; see ally

British Dictionary definitions for rally (2 of 2)

rally

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/ (ˈrælɪ) /

verb -lies, -lying or -lied

to mock or ridicule (someone) in a good-natured way; chaff; tease

Word Origin for rally

C17: from Old French railler to tease; see rail ²
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