1. [ noun ] (military,arms) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
Synonyms: burst salvo fusillade

"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

Related terms: fire
2. [ noun ] (sport,tennis) a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Related terms: ground_stroke return
3. [ verb ] (tennis) hit on the volley, of a tennis ball
Related terms: hit
4. [ verb ] (soccer) hit before it touches the ground

"volley the tennis ball"

Related terms: hit kick
5. [ verb ] (tennis,games) make a volley, as in a game of tennis
Related terms: play court_game
6. [ verb ] propel while in the air and before touching the ground, as of a ball in a game
Related terms: throw
7. [ verb ] discharge in, or as if in, a volley

"the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"

Related terms: discharge fusillade
8. [ verb ] be dispersed in a volley

"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

Related terms: disperse
9. [ verb ] utter rapidly

"volley a string of curses"

Related terms: utter
Similar spelling:   Voll