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ˈæl aɪz, əˈlaɪzal·lies

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alliesnoun

    the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945

  2. Alliesnoun

    in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers

  3. alliesnoun

    an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy

Wiktionary

  1. Alliesnoun

    The countries allied against the Axis Powers during World War II. The major signatories included the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, France, Canada and China.

  2. Alliesnoun

    The countries allied against the Central Powers during World War I, including especially the United Kingdom, the Russian Empire and France.

  3. alliesnoun

    Plural form of ally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allies

    of Ally

Freebase

  1. Allies

    In everyday English usage, allies are people, groups, or nations that have joined in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out between them. When the term is used in the context of war or armed struggle, such associations may also be called allied powers, especially when discussing World War I or World War II. A formal military alliance is not required for being perceived as an ally—co-belligerence, fighting alongside someone, is enough. According to this usage, allies become so not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war. When spelled with a capital "A", the word "Allies" usually denotes the countries who fought together against the Central Powers in World War I, or those who fought against the Axis Powers in World War II. The term has also been used by the United States Army to describe the countries that gave assistance to the South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. More recently, the term "Allied forces" has also been used to describe the Coalition of the Gulf War, as opposed to forces the Multi-National Force in Iraq which are commonly referred to as "Coalition forces" or, as by the George W. Bush administration, "The coalition of the willing".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Allies

    the name generally given to the confederate Powers who in 1814 and 1815 entered France and restored the Bourbons.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allies in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of allies in a Sentence

  1. Jesse Watters:

    [Biden] opened up huge problems with this answer, joe just lame-ducked himself in front of our allies, in front of our enemies. They could just wait him out if he's only going to be around for maybe three more years.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    The Chinese are extremely sensitive about these nuances in diplomacy, they've been at it for four thousand years, and the rules were laid down by Kissinger and Nixon when they made the opening, and it was that we'd be allies of Taiwan, but we would have to observe certain rules… that Taiwan is part of China.

  3. Linda McMahon:

    Since April, America First has been the single largest outside investor supporting President Trump against an army of liberal outside groups. With 65 days left and polls tightening, we welcome all allies whether Preserve America's Preserve America, Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association, Committee to Defend the President, etc. We have a common goal : Re-elect President Donald Trump.

  4. Ned Price:

    That includes allies and partners in Europe and the Indo-Pacific.

  5. The State Department:

    It is gravely disappointing, especially in light of its professed goal of providing Cubans with Internet access, that the Cuban government has not allowed Mr. Gross to return to his family, where he belongs, we reiterate our call on the Cuban government, echoing foreign leaders and even Cuba's allies, to release Alan Gross immediately.

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