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Definition 1: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms - [noun denoting act]

Samples where volley or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

Synonyms for volley in the sense of this definition

(volley is a kind of ...) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Definition 2: a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces - [noun denoting act]

(volley is a kind of ...) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

"he won the point on a cross-court return"

Definition 3: utter rapidly - [verb of communication]

Samples where volley or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • volley a string of curses

(volley is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 4: make a volley - [verb of competition]

(volley is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(volley belongs to category ...) an athletic game played on a court

Definition 5: discharge in, or as if in, a volley - [verb of contact]

Samples where volley or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians

(volley is a kind of ...) pour forth or release

"discharge liquids"

(volley has a similar meaning as ...) be dispersed in a volley

"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

Definition 6: hit before it touches the ground - [verb of contact]

Samples where volley or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • volley the tennis ball

(volley is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 7: be dispersed in a volley - [verb of motion]

Samples where volley or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gun shots volleyed at the attackers

(volley is a kind of ...) move away from each other

"The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

(volley has a similar meaning as ...) discharge in, or as if in, a volley

"the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"

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