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Definition of Volley


  1. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
  2. A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words.
  3. A return of the ball before it touches the ground.
  4. A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
  5. To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
  6. 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.
  7. To return the ball before it touches the ground.
  8. To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.

Volley Quotations

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
Rudyard Kipling

One of the greatest joys of tennis is having a nice volley and not really keeping score, not really looking at the lines, but just catching up with each other.
Jane Kaczmarek

I try not to hit a swing volley and run back. So my swing volley is kind of that transition to the net. It's been one of my favorite shots ever since I was young.
Maria Sharapova

In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
John Updike

We can live frugally. The less you work, the less you spend and the more time you have for loafing about. But when I put forward this simple notion, I was greeted with a volley of resentment.
Tom Hodgkinson
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Volley Translations

volley in Dutch is stroom, vloed, bergstroom
volley in French is torrent
volley in German is Salve, Hagel
volley in Portuguese is salva
volley in Spanish is descarga
volley in Swedish is skur, salva
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