What does Alliance mean?

Definitions for Alliance
əˈlaɪ ənsAl·liance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Alliance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alliance, confederation(noun)

    the state of being allied or confederated

  2. alliance, bond(noun)

    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"

  3. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement(noun)

    an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

  4. alliance(noun)

    a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim

  5. confederation, alliance(noun)

    the act of forming an alliance or confederation

Wiktionary

  1. alliance(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From aliance (French: alliance).

  2. alliance(Noun)

    Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

    Etymology: From aliance (French: alliance).

  3. alliance(Noun)

    The persons or parties allied. --Udall.

    Etymology: From aliance (French: alliance).

  4. alliance(Noun)

    A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage

    Etymology: From aliance (French: alliance).

  5. alliance(Verb)

    To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

    Etymology: From aliance (French: alliance).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alliance(noun)

    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

  2. Alliance(noun)

    any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity

  3. Alliance(noun)

    the persons or parties allied

  4. Alliance(verb)

    to connect by alliance; to ally

Freebase

  1. Alliance

    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

  1. Alliance

    al-lī′ans, n. state of being allied: union by marriage or treaty. [See Ally.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. alliance

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alliance

    A league or confederacy between sovereigns or states, for mutual safety and defence. Subjects of allies cannot trade with the common enemy, on pain of the property being confiscated as prize to the captors.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alliance

    In a military sense, signifies a treaty entered into by sovereign states for their mutual safety and defense. In this sense alliances may be divided into such as are offensive, where the contracting parties oblige themselves jointly to attack some other power; and into such as are defensive, whereby the contracting powers bind themselves to stand by and defend one another, in case of being attacked by any other power. Alliances are variously distinguished according to their object, the parties in them, etc. Hence we read of equal, unequal, triple, quadruple, grand, offensive, defensive alliances, etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alliance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3112

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alliance' in Nouns Frequency: #1188

Anagrams for Alliance »

  1. ancillae

  2. canaille

How to pronounce Alliance?

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How to say Alliance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Alliance in a Sentence

  1. Gilles Ivaldi:

    There's another line, embodied by Marion Marechal, who thinks the National Rally should rather seek a wide alliance of the rights.

  2. Jens Stoltenberg:

    We are already seeing the effect of your strong focus on the importance of burden-sharing in the alliance, we agree that allies need to redouble their efforts to meet the pledge we all made in 2014 to invest more in our alliance.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank President Trump, President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and The United States stronger than ever.

  4. The State Department official:

    These are important partners of the alliance, partners whose security means a lot to the United States, it's a chance to highlight the fact that we are close partners and their security interests and their aspirations to get closer to the EU and NATO also matter to us.

  5. Jean-Dominique Senard:

    I bet very well that in a few years time, given what we are doing now, this alliance is going to be the most powerful combination of companies in the world.

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