|1.||[ noun ] (military,arms) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms|
|Synonyms:||burst salvo fusillade|
"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
|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|
|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|
|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"
|9.||[ verb ] utter rapidly|
"volley a string of curses"