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Definition of rally noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a large public meeting, especially one held to support a particular idea or political party to attend/hold a rally a peace/protest, etc. rally a mass rally in support of the strike see also pep rally
  2. 2[countable] a race for cars, motorcycles, etc. over public roads the Monte Carlo rally rally driving
  3. 3[countable] (in tennis and similar sports) a series of hits of the ball before a point is scored That was a great rally!
  4. 4[singular] (in sports or on a stock exchange) an act of returning to a strong position after a period of difficulty or weakness synonym recovery After a furious late rally, they finally scored. a rally in shares on the stock market
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rally