ETYM French volée; flight, a volley, or discharge of several guns, from voler to fly, Latin volare. Related to Volatile.
A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces.
1. To be dispersed in a volley.
2. To discharge in, or as if in, a volley.
3. To hit on the volley, of a tennis ball.
4. To kick before a rebound, as of a soccer ball.
5. To make a volley, as in a game of tennis.
6. To propel while in the air and before touching the ground, as of a ball in a game.
7. To utter rapidly.