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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sortie (exit, end).

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NounEdit

sortie (plural sorties)

  1. (military) An attack made by troops from a besieged position.
  2. (military) An operational flight carried out by a single military aircraft.
    Russia said it carried out 55 sorties in the last 24 hours.
  3. (figuratively, sports) An attacking move

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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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sortīrī, present active infinitive of sortior (cast lots, divide, receive), possibly influenced by a derivative of surgō (get up, arise). Compare Italian sortire (produce).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sortie f (plural sorties)

  1. exit, way out
    Antonyms: entrée
  2. act of exiting
  3. end; final part of
  4. release (of a film, book, album etc)
    Synonyms: édition, parution
  5. (school) outing, trip (lasting no longer than a day)
  6. (military) leave, sally, sortie
  7. (electronics) output, connector
    Synonyms: prise

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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ParticipleEdit

sortie

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of sortir

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