rally-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: large energized purposeful gathering of people

Commentary: RALLY[+event][+social][+gathering][+large][+energized]

John has attended several anti-war rallies in college.
The students are building a giant bonfire for the big rally before the homecoming football game.
The rally got out of hand when people began to jeer and throw stones.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an energized recovery to a better state

Commentary: RALLY[+state][+recovery][+energized]
NOTE: implies movement away from a worse state.

The Sox had a rally in the ninth inning and scored five runs to come from behind and win the game.
Stocks had a modest rally this week based on some encouraging economic news.
Unfortunately his rally against the cancer was short-lived and he died last week.
The cavalry officer charged to the front and led his men in a rally against the enemy infantry.

PropBank: rally.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 3: a vehicle race on public roads

Commentary: RALLY[+event][+social][+competition][+vehicle][+race][+road][+public]

John took Mary to his favorite motorcycle rally.
Two roads have been blocked off for the stock car rally today.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a rapid exchange of a ball during game play

Commentary: RALLY[+activity][+exchange][+rapid][+ball][+game]

The two volleyball teams had a great rally until the ball was hit out of bounds.
The tennis pro had some brilliant rallies with his opponent during the last game.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5