Definition of rally noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈræli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræli//
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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! See related entries: Tennis
  4. 4[singular] (in sport or on the 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
  5. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘bring together again’): from French rallier, from re- ‘again’ + allier ‘to ally’.Extra examples He will join the team on the rally next week. She spoke at a public rally in Hyde Park. The US dollar is now ending its bear-market rally. The demonstrators marched to Trafalgar Square where they held a rally. The government banned all rallies. The government closed the schools and banned all rallies. The rally dispersed peacefully after six hours. The visiting team staged a late rally. a mass rally against the treaty a massive outdoor rally in Buenos Aires a pep rally before the homecoming game a rally calling for a boycott of the January elections a rally for the winning candidate a rally in support of the strike the recent rally in the Treasury market
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rally