noun A mass meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for a cause. (a rally attended by around 100,000 people) A competition for motor vehicles in which they are driven a long distance over public roads or rough terrain, typically in stages and through checkpoints. (a rally driver) A quick or marked recovery after a reverse or a period of weakness. (the market staged a late rally) (in tennis and other racket sports) an extended exchange of strokes between players.
verb (of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion. (De Montfort's troops rallied and drove back the king's infantry) Recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise. (she floundered for a moment, then rallied again) Drive in a rally.
verb Subject (someone) to good-humored ridicule; tease. (he rallied her on the length of her pigtail)