What does alliance mean?

Definitions for alliance
əˈlaɪ ənsal·liance

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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


  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


  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

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  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. 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.

  2. Cardale Jones:

    This is for the love of football, enjoy. Jones D.C. Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons 31-19 Saturday afternoon in the opener of the new XFL that provided plenty of entertainment in person and on TV. Its far too early to tell if the XFL can take a foothold where its previous incarnation and the recently unsuccessful Alliance of American Football failed, but executives are willing to wait and see. XFL COMMISH SAYS LEAGUE NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED COLIN KAEPERNICK, MORE EXCITED TO SEE CARDALE JONES For us, if the fans who attend and watch at home feel as though it was a good football game and they had a fun time either watching or being in this awesome venue with us, thats success, XFL chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack said. Were taking a long term view in this. Success ultimately will not be measured in the first game or the first weekend or the first season.

  3. Tony Schiena:

    Al-Shabab went from jihadists carrying out attacks in the failed state of Somalia and neighboring countries to threats against American, Canadian and United Kingdom targets within their own borders, it’s alliance is with Al Qaeda, [but] there are already pro-ISIS factions within its ranks wanting to pledge loyalty to ISIS and have Al-Shabaab follow a path already laid down by ... Boko Haram, with an alliance with ISIS, broadening its power, reach and capabilities.

  4. Daniel Russel:

    Trump already damaged alliance solidarity and deterrence when he demonstrated during his state visit to Tokyo in May that he would give North Korea a pass on missiles aimed at America's allies, rather than the United States.

  5. Paul Darr:

    There’s a big push to get veterans into housing by the end of the year, here I am, four months later. As the five-year target runs out, and the cold of winter edges closer, thousands of our nation's finest remainwithout a home. While homelessness among America's finest has improved nationwide, it is still rising in 17 states, andthere's been a 13 percent increase in Washington, D.C., where 1 in every 50 veterans remains homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. As many as 840,000 men and women who have served in the uniform of the United States went to sleepwithout a home on at least one night in 2014, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans andon any given night. Many combat veterans find themselves homeless through the evil of drug addiction -- ofevery 10 veterans returning from overseas conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, one of them suffers fromsubstance abuse, according to the Veterans Affairs Administration. And one in every three of those veterans is also suffering from Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder( PTSD). Manyfall through the cracks, get lost in the bureaucratic flurry of papers, and disappear onto the streets. Yet the United States has begun to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees -- at an estimated resettling cost of $ 15,700 each, according the State Department, despite the plight of thousands of veterans still left out in thecold. In several interviews conducted by LifeZette around DC, many of these veterans are looking out forthemselves, and are n’t waiting on elusive aid from the federal government or the president. I ’d really love the opportunity to get a job, Darr said, his voice choking a bit as he looked away, becauseLord knows, it’s humiliating.

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