allies[al′īz′, ə līz′]
- Allies are defined as two or more things that are similar or related to each other.
An example of studies which are allies are anthropology and sociology.
- The definition of allies are two or more individuals, organizations, or countries who are working together toward the same purpose as a result of a mutual agreement.
An example of individuals who are allies are two friends playing a game against another team.
- Allies refers to the countries that fought against German, Italy and Japan in World War II.
An example of a country that was part of the Allies in World War II is Great Britain.
- in WWI, the nations allied by treaty against Germany and the other Central Powers; orig., Great Britain, France, and Russia, later joined by the U.S., Italy, Japan, etc.
- in WWII, the nations associated against the Axis, esp. Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S.
- plural form of ally
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of ally
- The countries allied against the Axis Powers during World War II. The major signatories included the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, France, Canada, and China.
- The countries allied against the Central Powers during World War I, including especially the United Kingdom, the Russian Empire, and France.
Variant of ally
transitive verballied, allying
- to unite or associate for a specific purpose, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, or companies by agreement: generally used reflexively or in the passive
- to relate by similarity of structure, certain qualities, etc.: usually in the passive: the onion is allied to the lily
Origin of allyMiddle English alien ; from Old French alier ; from Classical Latin alligare ; from ad-, to + ligare, to bind: see ligature
- a country, person, or group joined with another or others for a common purpose
- a plant, animal, or thing closely related in structure, etc. to another
- an associate; helper; auxiliary