Allied

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ally \Al*ly"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Allied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allying}.] [OE. alien, OF. alier, F. alier, fr. L. alligare to bind to; ad + ligare to bind. Cf. {Alligate}, {Alloy}, {Allay}, {Ligament}.]

1. 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.

O chief! in blood, and now in arms allied. --Pope.

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

These three did love each other dearly well, And with so firm affection were allied. --Spenser.

The virtue nearest to our vice allied. --Pope.

Note: Ally is generally used in the passive form or reflexively.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Allied \Al*lied"\, adjective United; joined; leagued; akin; related. See {Ally}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

allied

adjective

1: related by common characteristics or ancestry; "allied species"; "allied studies"

2: of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War II; "an Allied victory"; "the Allied armies"

3: of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I; "an allied offensive"; "the Allied powers"

4: united in a confederacy or league [syn: {allied}, {confederate}, {confederative}]

5: joined by treaty or agreement


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