2. [syn: rally, rallying]
1. rousing or recalling to unity and renewed effort;
- Example: "a rallying cry"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rally \Ral"ly\ (r[a^]l"l[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rallied
(r[a^]l"l[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Rallying.] [OF. ralier, F.
rallier, fr. L. pref. re- + ad + ligare to bind. See Ra-,
and 1st Ally.]
To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or
thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: rousing or recalling to unity and renewed effort; "a
n 1: the act of mobilizing for a common purpose; "the bell was a
signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood"
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" [syn: rally,