- The definition of an alliance is a relationship forged between two or more individuals or groups that works as a positive for both parties involved.
- An example of an alliance is when a some neighbors start talking, and decide to form a group to work towards building a safe community.
- An example of an alliance is two teenage girls who are best friends and let nothing come between them.
- An example of an alliance is when two people who are new to a job bond together and hang out.
- Alliance is defined as a written agreement between two or more parties in order to forge a bond, and/or work together to serve both sides interests.
An example of an alliance is a treaty signed by countries once a war is over, and serves as an agreement to work together in the future.
- an allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage
- a close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc.
- the agreement made for such an association
- the countries, groups, etc. forming such a connection
- similarity or relationship in characteristics, structure, etc.; affinity
Origin of allianceMiddle English aliaunce from Old French aleiance from alier: see ally
- a. A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes: an alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.b. A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
- a. A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie: the shifting alliances within a large family.b. A long-term association of two or more animals of the same species, in which members cooperate for a purpose such as gaining access to mates or defending territory.
- Close similarity in nature or type; affinity: the ancient alliance between mathematics and music.
- The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied: the church, acting in alliance with community groups.
Origin of allianceMiddle English from Old French aliance from alier to ally ; see ally .
(countable and uncountable, plural alliances)
- (uncountable) The state of being allied.
- matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries
- (countable) The act of allying or uniting.
- (countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
- (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
- (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
(third-person singular simple present alliances, present participle alliancing, simple past and past participle allianced)
From Old French aliance (French: alliance).