sortie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French sortie

NounEdit

sortie (plural sorties)

  1. (military) An offensive military mission. Used originally to mean an attack from a fortress, but most commonly used today to describe a single mission by a military aircraft.

VerbEdit

sortie (third-person singular simple present sorties, present participle sortying or sortieing, simple past and past participle sortied)

  1. (transitive) To sally.

SynonymsEdit

  • (an offensive military mission): scramble

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sortie f (plural sorties)

  1. An exit or way out.
  2. The action of exiting or going out of a place.
  3. The end; final part of.
  4. The release of a film, book, album etc.
  5. A school outing or trip lasting no longer than a day.
  6. (military) Leave, sally, sortie

Usage notesEdit

  • The meaning "end, release" is used of things such as school, theater etc. where a literal "exit" also occurs.

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VerbEdit

sortie f

  1. feminine past participle of sortir

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:29