the state of being allied or confederated
a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
"the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement(noun)
an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
the act of forming an alliance or confederation
The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage
To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.
Origin: From aliance (French: alliance).
the state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England
any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity
the persons or parties allied
to connect by alliance; to ally
The Alliance is a left-wing political party in New Zealand. It was formed in 1991, and was influential in the 1990s, but has since declined and has no representation in parliament. It suffered a major setback after Jim Anderton, the party's leader, left the party in 2002, taking several of the party's MPs. After the remaining MPs lost their seats in the 2002 election, some commentators predicted the demise of the party. The Alliance stood candidates in the 2005 election but won less than 1% of the party vote. The Alliance contested Auckland City Council elections under the City Vision banner, in concert with the New Zealand Labour Party and Green Party. The Alliance ran 15 electorate candidates and a total of 30 candidates on the party list in the 2008 election, increasing its party vote marginally from 2005.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lī′ans, n. state of being allied: union by marriage or treaty. [See Ally.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The relationship that results from a formal agreement (e.g., treaty) between two or more nations for broad, long-term objectives that further the common interests of the members. See also coalition; multinational.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Alliance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3112
Rank popularity for the word 'Alliance' in Nouns Frequency: #1188
The numerical value of Alliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Alliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The alliance of love between a man and a woman, an alliance for life, cannot be improvised, and is not made in a day.
Today we welcome Prime Minister Abe as we broaden our alliance for our time, ours is an alliance focused on the future.
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
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- алианс, съюзBulgarian
- aliançaCatalan, Valencian
- unie, svazCzech
- alliance, forbund, sammenslutningDanish
- Allianz, Bund, Bündnis, Zusammenschluss, Verbund, VerbündetenGerman
- liittouma, liittoutuneet, liitto, side, allianssi, yhteysFinnish
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- դաշնակցություն, միությունArmenian
- 同盟, 동맹Korean
- сојуз, унијаMacedonian
- forbundNorwegian Nynorsk
- союз, альянсRussian
- alijansa, savez, савез, алијансаSerbo-Croatian
- zväz, úniaSlovak
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