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English Dictionary: ally by the DICT Development Group
4 results for ally
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a friendly nation
  2. an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"
    Synonym(s): ally, friend
    Antonym(s): enemy, foe
  1. become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ally \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
                     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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ally \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.
      3. Anything associated with another as a helper; an
                     Science, instead of being the enemy of religion,
                     becomes its ally.                              --Buckle.
      4. Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ally \Al"ly\, n.
      See {Alley}, a marble or taw.
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