the rally


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What is the meaning of a word ''the rally'' in the below context ?

Doe sit mean the same as ''marching on the street'' or ''meeting on the street''?

''The 3,000 people joining the rally said it should not even be offered when the pregnancy threatens the mother's life.''

Mnay thanks
  • pachomius

    Senior Member
    USA / American English
    I would also point out that rallies are usually political demonstrations. Also often used to describe a mass meeting of people to cheer for a sports team - a "pep rally". But the context you provided sounds like a political rally concerned with abortion.


    Senior Member
    USA English
    To answer the other part of your question, no, rallies don't have to include marching, although they usually do. If you want to say that there is going to be a march, use the word march.