Meaning & Definition of Rally in English
1. A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
- mass meeting
2. 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"
3. A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
4. An automobile race run over public roads
5. (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
- "After a short rally connors won the point"
- "Drum up support"
- beat up,
- drum up,
2. Call to arms
- Of military personnel
- call up,
3. Gather or bring together
- "Muster the courage to do something"
- "She rallied her intellect"
- "Summon all your courage"
- come up,
- muster up
4. Return to a former condition
- "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"
- "The stock market rallied"
5. 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"