1 of stones, bullets, etc.
fire, launch, unleash

The police fired a volley of bullets over the heads of the crowd.

volley of
2 in sports
backhand, forehand (in tennis)
left-foot, right-foot (in football/soccer)
great, stunning, superb (esp. BrE)

Williams took the set with a stunning backhand volley down the line.

30-yard, etc.

She hit a forehand volley into the net.

lash (BrE), strike, unleash (all in football/soccer)

Cole lashed home a 20-yard volley.

on the volley (BrE)

Figo met the ball on the volley and scored.

Volley is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • 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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • volley — /ˈvɔllei, ingl. ˈvɔlɪ/ accorc. di volley ball …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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

  • 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

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

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