Definitions for ALLYˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; əˈlaɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
al•lyˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; əˈlaɪ(n.; v.)(pl.)-lies
(n.)a nation, group, or person that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose:
Canada and the United States were allies in World War II.
a plant, animal, or other organism bearing a close taxonomic relationship to another.
a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.
(v.t.)to unite formally, as by treaty, league, or marriage (usu. fol. by with or to):
Russia allied itself to France.
to associate or connect by some mutual relationship.
(v.i.)to enter into an alliance; unite.
Origin of ally:
1250–1300; < AF al(l)ier, aillaier, OF alier < L alligāre to bind to. See alloy
an adverbial suffix attached to certain adjectives ending in -ic :
a friendly nation
an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
"he's a good ally in fight"
become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
"He allied himself with the Communists"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ally(noun)ˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; v. əˈlaɪ
sb who helps you in a war or disagreement
the country and its allies; My sister was my only ally.
One united to another by treaty or league; usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.
Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
Anything akin to another by structure, etc.
A closely related species, usually within the same family.
To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy
To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alice and Alexandra.
A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.
Origin: From alien, alier (Modern French allier), from alligo, from ad + ligo. Compare alligate, allay, alloy and ligament.
to unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy; -- often followed by to or with
to connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love
a relative; a kinsman
one united to another by treaty or league; -- usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate
anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary
anything akin to another by structure, etc
see Alley, a marble or taw
Ally is a science fiction novel written by Karen Traviss and was published in March 2007. It is the fifth book in the Wess'Har Series.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ALLY' in Nouns Frequency: #1614
Translations for ALLY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state, person etc allied with another
The two countries were allies at that time.
- aliadoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Verbündete(r)German
- allieret; forbundsfælleDanish
- هم پیمانFarsi
- בַּעֲל בּרִיתHebrew
- मित्र, सहबद्धHindi
- bandamaður; bandalagsaðiliIcelandic
- alliert, forbundsfelleNorwegian
- هم پیمانPersian
- هم وعدیPashto
- müttefik, dostTurkish
- 盟邦，盟友Chinese (Trad.)
- đồng minhVietnamese
- 同盟国，同盟者Chinese (Simp.)
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