Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ALLY

Pronunciation:  [n]'alI, [v]u'lI, 'alee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a friendly nation
  2. [n]  an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"
  3. [v]  become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
 

ALLY is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: friend
 
 Antonyms: enemy, foe
 
 See Also: affiliate, alignment, alinement, alliance, associate, associate, assort, blood brother, body politic, coalition, commonwealth, consort, country, land, misally, nation, res publica, state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Al*ly"\, v. t. [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.
    
    
  2. \Al*ly"\, n.; 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.
    
    
  3. \Al"ly\, n.
    See {Alley}, a marble or taw.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accessory, accomplice, act in concert, act together, adjunct, affiliate, alter ego, amalgamate, analogon, analogue, apply, archduchy, archdukedom, associate, band, band together, be in cahoots, be in league, bedfellow, bind, body politic, bracket, brother, brother-in-arms, buffer state, bunch, bunch up, cabal, captive nation, cement a union, centralize, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, close copy, close match, club, club together, coact, coadjutor, coalesce, cognate, cohort, collaborate, collaborator, colleague, collude, colony, combine, come together, commonweal, commonwealth, companion, compatriot, compeer, complement, comrade, concert, concord, concur, confederate, confrere, congenator, congener, connect, consociate, consolidate, consort, conspire, cooperate, coordinate, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, country, county, couple, crony, do business with, domain, dominion, draw a parallel, duchy, dukedom, earldom, empery, empire, equate, equivalent, federalize, federate, fellow, fellow member, free city, friend, fuse, gang, gang up, get heads together, get together, go in partners, go in partnership, go partners, grand duchy, hang together, harmonize, hold together, hook up, hook up with, identify, image, interrelate, join, join forces, join fortunes with, join in, join together, join up, join up with, join with, keep together, kindred spirit, kingdom, land, league, league together, like, likeness, link, make common cause, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, marry, mate, merge, nation, nationality, near duplicate, obverse, organize, pair, pair off, parallel, parallelize, partner, pendant, picture, play ball, polis, polity, possession, power, principality, principate, protectorate, province, pull together, puppet government, puppet regime, put heads together, realm, reciprocal, reciprocate, relate, relativize, republic, satellite, second self, seneschalty, settlement, side, similitude, simulacrum, sister, soul mate, sovereign nation, stand together, stand up with, state, such, suchlike, sultanate, superpower, tally, team up, team up with, team with, territory, the like of, the likes of, throw in together, throw in with, tie, tie in, tie in with, tie up, tie up with, toparchia, toparchy, twin, unionize, unite, unite efforts, unite with, wed, work together
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY