Associations to the word «Volley»


VOLLEY, noun. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired
VOLLEY, noun. A burst or emission of many things at once.
VOLLEY, noun. (sports) The flight of a ball just before it bounces
VOLLEY, noun. (sports) A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
VOLLEY, noun. (cricket) A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
VOLLEY, verb. (transitive) To fire a volley of shots
VOLLEY, verb. (sports) (transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground
VOLLEY, verb. (intransitive) To be fired in a volley
VOLLEY, verb. (sports) (intransitive) To make a volley

Dictionary definition

VOLLEY, noun. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise".
VOLLEY, noun. A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces.
VOLLEY, verb. Be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers".
VOLLEY, verb. Hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball".
VOLLEY, verb. Discharge in, or as if in, a volley; "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians".
VOLLEY, verb. Make a volley.
VOLLEY, verb. Utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses".

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley