from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A simultaneous discharge of a number of missiles.
- n. The missiles thus discharged.
- n. A bursting forth of many things together: a volley of oaths.
- n. Sports The flight of a ball before it touches the ground: kicked the soccer ball on the volley.
- n. Sports A shot, especially in tennis, made by striking the ball before it touches the ground.
- transitive v. To discharge in or as if in a volley: volley musket shots at the attackers.
- transitive v. Sports To strike (a tennis ball, for example) before it touches the ground.
- intransitive v. To be discharged in or as if in a volley.
- intransitive v. Sports To make a volley, especially in tennis.
- intransitive v. To move rapidly, forcefully, or loudly like missiles: The hailstones volleyed down. Charges and countercharges volleyed through the courtroom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired
- n. The flight of a ball just before it bounces
- n. A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
- v. To fire a volley of shots
- v. To hit the ball before it touches the ground
- v. To be fired in a volley
- v. To make a volley
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
- n. A burst or emission of many things at once.
- n. A return of the ball before it touches the ground.
- n. A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
- intransitive v. To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.
- intransitive v.
- intransitive v. To return the ball before it touches the ground.
- intransitive v.
- intransitive v. To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.
- transitive v. To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cricket, of the bowler: To bowl a ball which reaches the batsman before pitching.
- To bowl a full-pitch.
- To discharge in a volley, or as if in a volley: often with out. Compare volleyed.
- In lawn-tennis and tennis, to return on the fly: said of the ball: drive (the ball) with the racket before it strikes the ground.
- To fly together, as missiles; hence, to issue or be discharged in large number or quantity.
- To sound together, or in continuous or repeated explosions, as firearms.
- In lawn-tennis and tennis, to return the ball before it touches the ground, especially by a swift stroke: as, he volleys well.
- n. In cricket: A full-pitch.
- n. A ball so bowled as to reach the batsman without touching the ground.
- n. In mining, the ignition and explosion of several blasts in the rock at one time, or of groups of such blasts in sections.
- n. The flight of a number of missile weapons together; hence, the discharge simultaneously, or nearly so, of a number of missile weapons.
- n. Hence, a noisy or explosive burst or emission of many things at once.
- n. In lawn-tennis and tennis, a return of the ball by the racket before it touches the ground, especially a swift, return.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter rapidly
- v. discharge in, or as if in, a volley
- n. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
- v. be dispersed in a volley
- n. a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
- v. hit before it touches the ground
- v. make a volley
It came after Chamakh had nodded the ball down for Nasri, who let fly with a volley from the edge of the box.
No, this volley is being fired by Peter Paul, and it's a doozy.
The final's winning goal was scored by Zinedine Zidane, with a left-footed volley from the edge of the penalty area.
U.S. goalkeeper Chris Seitz couldn't hang on to Augusto's hard volley from the top of the penalty area and before he could smother the rebound, Lima outmuscled a defender and poked it across the goal line.
Take a conversation to email and it's not just culture, it's copyright -- every volley is bound by the rules set out to govern the interactions between large publishing entities.
There was a ragged volley from the rocks; shouts, exclamations, and a scream.
The 20-year-old midfielder-forward struck a volley from the top of the area that just went wide of the right post.
Many features characteristic of reflex myographic records of various type become interpretable in light of the stimulus volley from a single afferent nerve trunk, even small, evoking an admixture of inhibition and excitation, with consequent central conflict and interaction between them.
The interpolated excitatory volley is found to lessen the inhibitory effect upon the final excitatory volley.
An excitatory volley is interpolated between the inhibitory volley and a subsequent standard excitatory volley.