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

  1. (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.

    Category: Government

  2. a plant, animal, or other organism bearing a close taxonomic relationship to another.

    Category: Biology

  3. a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.

  4. (v.t.)to unite formally, as by treaty, league, or marriage (usu. fol. by with or to):

    Russia allied itself to France.

    Category: Government

  5. to associate or connect by some mutual relationship.

  6. (v.i.)to enter into an alliance; unite.

    Category: Government

Origin of ally:

1250–1300; < AF al(l)ier, aillaier, OF alier < L alligāre to bind to. See alloy

al•li′a•ble(adj.)

-ally

  1. an adverbial suffix attached to certain adjectives ending in -ic :

    terrifically.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ally(noun)

    a friendly nation

  2. ally, friend(verb)

    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

    "he's a good ally in fight"

  3. ally(verb)

    become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage

    "He allied himself with the Communists"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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.

Wiktionary

  1. ally(Noun)

    One united to another by treaty or league; usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.

  2. ally(Noun)

    Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.

  3. ally(Noun)

    Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

  4. ally(Noun)

    A closely related species, usually within the same family.

  5. ally(Verb)

    To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy

  6. ally(Verb)

    To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.

  7. Ally(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alice and Alexandra.

  8. Ally(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.

  9. Origin: From alien, alier (Modern French allier), from alligo, from ad + ligo. Compare alligate, allay, alloy and ligament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ally(verb)

    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

  2. Ally(verb)

    to connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love

  3. Ally

    a relative; a kinsman

  4. Ally

    one united to another by treaty or league; -- usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate

  5. Ally

    anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary

  6. Ally

    anything akin to another by structure, etc

  7. Ally(noun)

    see Alley, a marble or taw

Freebase

  1. Ally

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALLY' in Nouns Frequency: #1614


Translations for ALLY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ally(verb)

a state, person etc allied with another

The two countries were allies at that time.

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