What does Ally mean?

Ally meaning in General Dictionary

See Alley a marble or taw

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  • a member of family a kinsman
  • To unite or develop a match up between as between households by marriage or between princes and states by treaty league or confederacy frequently followed closely by to or with
  • become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or relationship
  • an associate at work who provides collaboration or assistance
  • a friendly nation
  • To unite, or develop a link between, as between households by marriage, or between princes and states by pact, league, or confederacy; -- usually accompanied by to or with.
  • for connecting or develop a relation between by similitude,u000du000a resemblance, relationship, or love.
  • a family member; a kinsman.
  • One united to a different by pact or league; -- typically applied to sovereigns or says; a confederate.
  • any such thing connected with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
  • something similar to another by construction, etc.
  • See Alley, a marble or taw.

Ally meaning in Names Dictionary

Diminutive of Alan: Harmony, rock, or noble. Also fair, handsome. Originally a saint's name, it had been reintroduced to Britain through the Norman Conquest, stayed popular through the old, and was revived in nineteenth century.
Name Origin: Celtic
Name Gender: Male


Ally meaning in Law Dictionary

nation with entered into an alliance with another nation. 1 Kent, Comm. 69. A citizen or subject of one of two or more allied nations.


Ally meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "to become listed on in marriage," from Old French alier "combine, unite," from a differentiated stem of aliier (from Latin alligare "bind to;" see alloy). Meaning "to create an alliance, join, associate" is late 14c. Associated: allied; allying.

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  • late 14c., "relative, kinsman," from friend (v.); mid-15c. inside feeling of "one united with another by treaty or league."

Ally meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To unite, or develop a link between, as between households by wedding, or between princes and says by treaty, league, or confederacy; -- often followed by to or with.

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  • (v. t.) To get in touch or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, relationship, or love.
  • (v.) A family member; a kinsman.
  • (v.) One united to some other by pact or league; -- typically put on sovereigns or states; a confederate.
  • (v.) Everything involving another as a helper; an auxiliary.
  • (v.) Anything comparable to another by framework, etc.

Sentence Examples with the word Ally

There are good reasons for supposing that the relics were origin ally in the collection of Acca, bishop of Hexham, who took them into Pictland when he was driven from Hexham (c. 732), and founded a see, not, according to tradition, in Galloway, but on the site of St Andrews.

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