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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vol·ley /ˈvɑli/
 群射,齊發,迸發(vt.)群射,齊發,截擊(vi.)進行群射,齊鳴

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vol·ley /ˈvɑlɪ/ 名詞
 排放,衝動排,一列衝動

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vol·ley n.; pl. Volleys
 1. A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
    Fiery darts in flaming volleys flew.   --Milton.
    Each volley tells that thousands cease to breathe.   --Byron.
 2. A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words.  “This volley of oaths.”
    Rattling nonsense in full volleys breaks.   --Pope.
 3. (a) Tennis A return of the ball before it touches the ground.  (b) Cricket A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
 Half volley. (a) Tennis A return of the ball immediately after is has touched the ground. (b) Cricket A sending of the ball so that after touching the ground it flies towards the top of the wicket. --R. A. Proctor.
 On the volley, at random.  [Obs.]  “What we spake on the volley begins work.” --Massinger.
 Volley gun, a gun with several barrels for firing a number of shots simultaneously; a kind of mitrailleuse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vol·ley v. t. [imp. & p. p. Volleyed p. pr. & vb. n. Volleying.] To discharge with, or as with, a volley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. (a) Tennis To return the ball before it touches the ground.  (b) (Cricket) To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 volley
      n 1: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade
           from the left flank caught them by surprise" [syn: fusillade,
            salvo, burst]
      2: a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
         [ant: ground stroke]
      v 1: be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the
           attackers"
      2: hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball"
      3: discharge in, or as if in, a volley; "the attackers volleyed
         gunshots at the civilians"
      4: make a volley
      5: utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"