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volley

noun

1 volley

Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms.

synonyms: burst, fusillade, salvo.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Roget 716: attack; assault, assault and battery; onset, onslaught, charge.    aggression, offense; incursion, inroad, invasion; irruption; outbreak; estrapade, ... show more

Dutch: saluutschoten, eresalvo, schot voor de boeg, salvo



2 volley

A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces.

Dutch: in de vlucht genomen bal, salvo, vlucht, volley
Polish: wolej, volley

verb

1 volley

Be dispersed in a volley.

2 volley

Hit before it touches the ground.

3 volley

Discharge in, or as if in, a volley.

4 volley

Make a volley.

5 volley

Utter rapidly.


Moby thesaurus: antiaircraft barrage, arrow, arrowhead, badinage, bang, bantering, barb, bark, barrage, blast, bobtailed arrow, bolt, bombardment, bowshot, box barrage, broadside, bullet, burst, cannon, cannonade ... show more.

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