HyperDic: volley

English > 7 senses of the word volley:
NOUNactvolley, fusillade, salvo, burstrapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
actvolleya tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
VERBmotionvolleybe dispersed in a volley
contactvolleyhit before it touches the ground
contactvolleydischarge in, or as if in, a volley
competitionvolleymake a volley
communicationvolleyutter rapidly
volley > pronunciation
Soundsvaa'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > volley: 7 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningrapid simultaneous discharge of firearms.
Synonymsfusillade, salvo, burst
Broaderfire, firingThe act of firing / firing / firing weapons or artillery at an enemy / enemy
Spanishandanada, descarga cerrada, descarga, estallido, fusilería, salva
Catalandescàrrega tancada, salva, volea
Verbsvolleydischarge in, or as if in, a volley
volleybe dispersed in a volley
English > volley: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces.
BroaderreturnA tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
Oppositeground strokeA tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once
Spanishvolea
Catalanvolea
Verbsvolleymake a volley
volleyhit before it touches the ground
English > volley: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningBe dispersed in a volley.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
Broaderdisperse, dissipate, scatter, spread outMove away from each other
Similar tovolleyDischarge in, or as if in, a volley
Nounsvolleyrapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
English > volley: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghit before it touches the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"volley the tennis ball"
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Spanishvolear
Nounsvolleya tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
English > volley: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningDischarge in, or as if in, a volley.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
Broaderdischargepour forth or release
Similar tovolleyBe dispersed in a volley
Nounsvolleyrapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
English > volley: 7 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningmake a volley.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorycourt gameAn athletic game played on a court
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Spanishvolear
Nounsvolleya tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
English > volley: 7 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningUtter rapidly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"volley a string of curses"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishsoltar una retahíla
Catalandeixar anar un reguitzell

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