a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
a body of troops involved in such a movement.
the flying of an airplane on a combat mission.
verb (used without object), sortied, sortieing.
to go on a sortie; sally forth.
(of troops, etc) the act of emerging from a contained or besieged position
the troops doing this
an operational flight made by one aircraft
a short or relatively short return trip
verb -ties, -tieing, -tied
(intransitive) to make a sortie
noun 1. the drawing of lots for divination; divination by lot. 2. sorcery; magic. noun 1. the act or practice of divination by drawing lots 2. magic or sorcery
adjective 1. sustained or prolonged in the time value of the tones. noun, plural sostenutos Italian, sostenuti [saws-te-noo-tee] /ˌsɔs tɛˈnu ti/ (Show IPA) 2. a movement or passage played in this manner. adjective, adverb 1. (music) (preceded by a tempo marking) to be performed in a smooth sustained manner
noun, Music. 1. a pedal on a grand piano that raises the dampers, allowing the tone to be sustained for those strings struck at the time the pedal is depressed. sostenuto pedal noun 1. another word for sustaining pedal
noun 1. a drunkard. noun 1. a habitual or chronic drunkard 2. a person stupefied by or as if by drink adverb 1. (Scot) indeed: used to contradict a negative statement: I am not! — You are sot! SOT Society of Toxicology