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sor·tie

 (sôr′tē, sôr-tē′)
n.
1. An armed attack, especially one made from a place surrounded by enemy forces.
2. A flight of a combat aircraft on a mission.
intr.v. sor·tied, sor·tie·ing, sor·ties
To go on a sortie.

[French, from feminine past participle of sortir, to go out, from Old French.]

sortie

(ˈsɔːtɪ)
n
1. (Military)
a. (of troops, etc) the act of emerging from a contained or besieged position
b. the troops doing this
2. (Military) an operational flight made by one aircraft
3. a short or relatively short return trip
vb, -ties, -tieing or -tied
(Military) (intr) to make a sortie
[C17: from French: a going out, from sortir to go out]

sor•tie

(ˈsɔr ti)

n., v. -tied, -tie•ing. n.
1. a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
2. the flying of an airplane on a combat mission.
3. any sudden attack or raid.
v.i.
4. to go on a sortie.
[1680–90; < French, derivative of sortir to go out]

sortie

In air operations, an operational flight by one aircraft.

sortie


Past participle: sortied
Gerund: sortieing

Imperative
sortie
sortie
Present
I sortie
you sortie
he/she/it sorties
we sortie
you sortie
they sortie
Preterite
I sortied
you sortied
he/she/it sortied
we sortied
you sortied
they sortied
Present Continuous
I am sortieing
you are sortieing
he/she/it is sortieing
we are sortieing
you are sortieing
they are sortieing
Present Perfect
I have sortied
you have sortied
he/she/it has sortied
we have sortied
you have sortied
they have sortied
Past Continuous
I was sortieing
you were sortieing
he/she/it was sortieing
we were sortieing
you were sortieing
they were sortieing
Past Perfect
I had sortied
you had sortied
he/she/it had sortied
we had sortied
you had sortied
they had sortied
Future
I will sortie
you will sortie
he/she/it will sortie
we will sortie
you will sortie
they will sortie
Future Perfect
I will have sortied
you will have sortied
he/she/it will have sortied
we will have sortied
you will have sortied
they will have sortied
Future Continuous
I will be sortieing
you will be sortieing
he/she/it will be sortieing
we will be sortieing
you will be sortieing
they will be sortieing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sortieing
you have been sortieing
he/she/it has been sortieing
we have been sortieing
you have been sortieing
they have been sortieing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sortieing
you will have been sortieing
he/she/it will have been sortieing
we will have been sortieing
you will have been sortieing
they will have been sortieing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sortieing
you had been sortieing
he/she/it had been sortieing
we had been sortieing
you had been sortieing
they had been sortieing
Conditional
I would sortie
you would sortie
he/she/it would sortie
we would sortie
you would sortie
they would sortie
Past Conditional
I would have sortied
you would have sortied
he/she/it would have sortied
we would have sortied
you would have sortied
they would have sortied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sortie - a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their positionsortie - a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.sortie - (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

sortie

noun
1. outing, trip, expedition, excursion, jaunt, spin (informal), awayday, pleasure trip From here we plan several sorties into the countryside.
2. raid, operation, mission, flight They flew 2,700 sorties in a day and didn't lose a single plane.
Translations
رِحْلَةٌ أو حَمْلَةٌ قَصيرَههَجْمَةٌ مُفاجِئَه
výletvýpad
raidturudfaldudflugt
bevetés
skyndileg árásstutt ferîalag/leiîangur
izbraukumsuzbrukums
kısa gezisaldırı

sortie

[ˈsɔːtɪ] N (Aer, Mil) → salida f
to make a sortiehacer una salida
a sortie into townuna escapada a la ciudad

sortie

[ˈsɔːrtiː] n
(MILITARY)sortie f
(= foray) → sortie fsorting office ncentre m de trisort-out [ˈsɔːrtaʊt] n
to have a sort-out → faire du rangement

sortie

n (Mil) → Ausfall m; (Aviat) → (Einzel)einsatz m, → Feindflug m; a sortie into town/bankingein Ausflug or Abstecher min die Stadt/ins Bankwesen

sortie

[ˈsɔːtɪ] n (Aer, Mil) → sortita

sortie

(ˈsoːti) noun
1. a sudden raid or attacking mission.
2. a short trip or expedition.
References in classic literature ?
Let us deliver our fire," he said; "they will believe it a sortie, and give way, or they will wait for reinforcements.
de la Tremouille's domestics in daring to make a SORTIE upon the king's Musketeers.
de la Tremouille with a letter in which he begged of him to eject the cardinal's Guardsmen from his house, and to reprimand his people for their audacity in making SORTIE against the king's Musketeers.
It is the enemy, who have made a sortie from Newcastle and are surrounding us
Once again they charge, but a sortie by a large force of Okarians from an intersecting avenue crumples the head of the column, and the men of Helium go down, fighting, beneath an overwhelming force.
d'Artagnan, annoyed by a sortie which the governor, an artful man, had made the evening before, and in which the works had been destroyed and seventy-seven men killed, and the reparation of the breaches commenced, had just gone with twenty companies of grenadiers to reconstruct the works.
Not one of those Indians did we afterward see, but by the smoke and glare of their fires in the gulch we knew that by day and by night they watched with ready rifles in the edge of the bush--knew that if we made a sortie not a man of us would live to take three steps into the open.
The moment the rock was thought to be in a state of sufficient security, the party who composed what might be called the sortie, sallied forth on their anxious expedition.
and the garrison under the command of Jack Frost make formidable sorties—you understand what I mean by sorties, monsieur; sallies, in English— and sometimes drive General Spring and his troops back again into the low countries.
I have long realized that he was only wise to maintain silence at the expense of perilous amenities, and as fully justified in those secret and solitary sorties which made bad blood in my veins.
As the opposing army approached we saw that there were many Mahars with the Sagoth troops--an indication of the vast importance which the dominant race placed upon the outcome of this campaign, for it was not customary with them to take active part in the sorties which their creatures made for slaves--the only form of warfare which they waged upon the lower orders.
3-Sociando Colmi : Il a agreablement surpris a sa derniere sortie en battant les meilleurs de la categorie des trotteurs classiques.