Definitions of alliance

  1. To connect by alliance; to ally. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The persons or parties allied. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Relation or connection by birth or marriage; union between nations or parties. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. State of being allied: union by marriage or treaty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Union by treaty, marriage, or agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A formal union, as between states; intimate relationship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The state of being allied; relation or union by marriage; union by treaty or league; the treaty or league itself; any union or connection of interests; the parties allied. See Ally. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Union; confederacy; association. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for alliance

  1. It seemed best that from Pauline she should hear of Frank's improvement; of his captain's convalescence; and that the bonds of sympathy that drew them in such close alliance should there be riveted without my customary interference; but neither lady was forgetful of us, and turning to me, Mrs. Amory, in that soft, sweet voice men love to hear,- all the more winning for its Southern accent,- asked,- " And is not this Mr. Brandon, my boy's friend?" – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  2. But, even in royal families, a more unfortunate alliance had never taken place. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge