sortie

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French sortie ‎(exit, end).

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NounEdit

sortie ‎(plural sorties)

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

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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.

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  • (an offensive military mission): scramble

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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).

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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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ParticipleEdit

sortie

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of sortir

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