Associations to the word «Alliance»


ALLIANCE, noun. (uncountable) The state of being allied.
ALLIANCE, noun. (countable) The act of allying or uniting.
ALLIANCE, noun. (countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
ALLIANCE, noun. (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
ALLIANCE, noun. (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
ALLIANCE, verb. (obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

Dictionary definition

ALLIANCE, noun. The state of being allied or confederated.
ALLIANCE, noun. A connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them".
ALLIANCE, noun. An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty.
ALLIANCE, noun. A formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim.
ALLIANCE, noun. The act of forming an alliance or confederation.

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