Definition of Rally

Ral´ly   Pronunciation: răl´lŷ
v. t.1.To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
[imp. & p. p. Rallied (răl"lĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rallying.]
v. i.1.To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.
- Dryden.
Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.
- Tillotson.
2.To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
3.To recover strength after a decline in prices; - said of the market, stocks, etc.
n.1.The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word).
2.A political mass meeting.
v. t.1.To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire.
Honeycomb . . . rallies me upon a country life.
- Addison.
Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain,
Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.
- Gay.
v. i.1.To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.
n.1.Good-humored raillery.

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