Volley

  • 1 Volley — ball Pour les articles homonymes, voir Volley ball (homonymie). Volley ball Volleyball …

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  • 2 volley — ball [ vɔlɛbol ] n. m. • v. 1925; mot angl., de volley, fr. volée, et ball « ballon » ♦ Sport opposant deux équipes de six joueurs, séparées par un filet, au dessus duquel chaque camp doit renvoyer le ballon à la main et de volée. Abrév. cour.… …

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  • 3 Volley — Vol ley, n.; pl. {Volleys}. [F. vol[ e]e; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, fr. voler to fly, L. volare. See {Volatile}.] 1. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 volley — [väl′ē] n. pl. volleys [MFr volee < VL * volata < fem. of L volatus, pp. of volare, to fly] 1. a) the simultaneous discharge of a number of firearms or other weapons b) the bullets, arrows, etc. discharged in this way 2. a burst of words or …

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  • 5 Volley — Vol ley, v. i. 1. 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. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) (Tennis) To return the ball before it touches the ground. (b) (Cricket)… …

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  • 6 Volley — Vol ley, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Volleyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Volleying}.] To discharge with, or as with, a volley. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Volley — im Fußball Volley ist ein Begriff aus dem Ballsport, der eine Technik bezeichnet, bei der der Spielball vor dem Erreichen des Bodens gespielt wird. Sportarten, in denen diese Technik angewandt wird, sind zum Beispiel Fußball, Tennis oder… …

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  • 8 volley — /ˈvɔllei, ingl. ˈvɔlɪ/ accorc. di volley ball …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 9 volley — index barrage, discharge (shot), salvo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 volley — (n.) 1570s, discharge of a number of guns at once, from M.Fr. volee flight (12c.), from V.L. *volta, fem. noun from L. volatum, pp. of volare to fly. Sporting sense (originally in tennis) is from 1819 (v.), 1862 (n.), from notion of hitting the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 volley — The noun has the plural form volleys, and the verb has inflected forms volleys, volleyed, volleying …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 volley — [n] barrage battery, bombardment, burst, cannonade, crossfire, enfilade, firing, fussilade, gunfire, hail, round, salvo, shelling, shower, storm; concept 320 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 volley — ► NOUN (pl. volleys) 1) a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time. 2) a series of utterances directed at someone in quick succession. 3) (in sport) a strike or kick of the ball made before it touches the ground. ►… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 volley — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of stones, bullets, etc. VERB + VOLLEY ▪ fire, launch, unleash ▪ The police fired a volley of bullets over the heads of the crowd. PREPOSITION ▪ volley  …

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  • 15 volley — I UK [ˈvɒlɪ] / US [ˈvɑlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms volley : singular volley plural volleys 1) a lot of questions, insults etc all spoken or made at the same time a volley of abuse 2) a) a lot of objects that move through the air a volley of… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 volley — I. noun (plural volleys) Etymology: Middle French volee flight, from voler to fly, from Old French, from Latin volare Date: 1573 1. a. a flight of missiles (as arrows) b. simultaneous discharge of a number of missile weapons c. one round per gun… …

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  • 17 Volley — Vol|ley 〈[vɔ̣le:], engl. [vɔ̣lı] m. 6; Sp.; bes. Tennis〉 aus dem Flug zurückgeschlagener Ball, der vorher nicht den Boden berührt hat; Sy Flugball (1) [<engl. volley „Flugschlag; im Fluge schlagen“] * * * vol|ley [ vɔli ] <Adv.> [zu engl …

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  • 18 volley — vol|ley1 [ vali ] noun count 1. ) volley of a lot of questions, insults, etc. all spoken or made at the same time: a volley of abuse a ) a lot of objects that move through the air: a volley of bullets b ) a lot of shots from guns at the same time …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 Volley — *In military parlance a volley is a simultaneous discharge of weapons, such as a volley of musket fire, or a broadside from a warship. **See Volley gun. *In a number of ball games a volley is a ball that is received and delivered without touching …

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  • 20 volley — vol|ley 〈[vɔ̣le:], engl. [vɔ̣lı] Adj.; Sp.〉 aus der Luft geschlagen od. geschossen, ohne vorherigen Bodenkontakt [engl.] * * * vol|ley [ vɔli ] <Adv.> [zu engl. volley, ↑ Volley] (Ballsport, bes. Fußball, Tennis): aus der Luft [geschlagen] …

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