Alliance meaning

ə-līəns
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A close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc.
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An allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage.
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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.

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Close similarity in nature or type; affinity.

The ancient alliance between mathematics and music.

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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.

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The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied.

The church, acting in alliance with community groups.

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(uncountable) The state of being allied.

Matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries.

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(countable) The act of allying or uniting.
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(countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
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(countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
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(with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.

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(obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.
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The countries, groups, etc. forming such a connection.
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Similarity or relationship in characteristics, structure, etc.; affinity.
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The agreement made for such an association.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
alliance
Plural:
alliances

Origin of alliance

  • Middle English from Old French aliance from alier to ally ally

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French aliance (French: alliance).

    From Wiktionary