What does ally mean?

Definitions for ally
ˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; əˈlaɪal·ly

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. ally(Noun)

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

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

  2. ally(Noun)

    Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.

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

  3. ally(Noun)

    Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

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

  4. ally(Noun)

    A closely related species, usually within the same family.

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

  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

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

  6. ally(Verb)

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

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

  7. Ally(ProperNoun)

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

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

  8. Ally(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  2. Ally(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  3. Ally

    a relative; a kinsman

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  4. Ally

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

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  5. Ally

    anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  6. Ally

    anything akin to another by structure, etc

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

  7. Ally(noun)

    see Alley, a marble or taw

    Etymology: [See Ally, v.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ally

    al-lī′, v.t. to form a relation by marriage, friendship, treaty, or resemblance.—pa.p. and adj. Allied′.—n. Ally (al-lī′, or al′lī), a confederate: a prince or state united by treaty or league:—pl. Allīes′, or Al′līes. [O. Fr. alier—L. alligāread, to, ligāre, to bind.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ally

    A friendly or confederated state.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ally

    In a military sense, implies any nation united to another,—under a treaty either offensive or defensive, or both.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for ally »

  1. y'all, ya'll

How to pronounce ally?

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    Karen
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How to say ally in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ally in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ally in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    The questions presented by this impeachment inquiry are whether President Trump sought to exploit that ally's vulnerability and invite Ukraine's interference in our elections, our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself.

  2. President Andrzej Duda:

    As your friend and ally we urged all parties to work together to sustain Poland's democratic institutions, that's what makes us democracies, not just ... the fact that we vote in elections, but the institutions we depend on every day such as rule of law, independent judiciaries.

  3. Justin Trudeau:

    If I earn Canadians' trust in four days' time, it'll be one of my most crucial priorities to begin once again having a productive and constructive relationship with our closest ally and neighbor.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I'm surprised that the administration is upset to hear from a close and valuable ally on such a sensitive topic, if we want to build confidence and trust...we have to listen.

  5. Luke Coffey:

    When ISIS was knocking at their door on the border, the Kurds fought for their homeland. They have sacrificed a lot, they have proven a dependable ally to the United States.

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