2 definitions found

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

Ally \Al*ly"\, noun; pl. {Allies}. [See {Ally}, v.]

1. A relative; a kinsman. [Obs.] --Shak.

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

The English soldiers and their French allies. --Macaulay.

3. Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.

Science, instead of being the enemy of religion, becomes its ally. --Buckle.

4. Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

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



1: 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: 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: an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy

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