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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ally  \Al"ly\,  n. 
  See  {Alley},  a  marble  or  taw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ally  \Al*ly"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Allied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Allying}.]  [OE.  alien,  OF  alier,  F.  alier,  fr  L.  alligare 
  to  bind  to  ad  +  ligare  to  bind.  Cf  {Alligate},  {Alloy}, 
  {Allay},  {Ligament}.] 
  1.  To  unite,  or  form  a  connection  between,  as  between 
  families  by  marriage,  or  between  princes  and  states  by 
  treaty,  league,  or  confederacy;  --  often  followed  by  to  or 
  with 
 
  O  chief!  in  blood,  and  now  in  arms  allied.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  connect  or  form  a  relation  between  by  similitude, 
  resemblance,  friendship,  or  love. 
 
  These  three  did  love  each  other  dearly  well  And 
  with  so  firm  affection  were  allied.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  virtue  nearest  to  our  vice  allied.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Ally  is  generally  used  in  the  passive  form  or 
  reflexively. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ally  \Al*ly"\,  n.;  pl  {Allies}.  [See  {Ally},  v.] 
  1.  A  relative;  a  kinsman.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  One  united  to  another  by  treaty  or  league;  --  usually 
  applied  to  sovereigns  or  states;  a  confederate. 
 
  The  English  soldiers  and  their  French  allies. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Anything  associated  with  another  as  a  helper;  an 
  auxiliary. 
 
  Science,  instead  of  being  the  enemy  of  religion, 
  becomes  its  ally.  --Buckle. 
 
  4.  Anything  akin  to  another  by  structure,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ally 
  n  1:  a  friendly  nation 
  2:  an  associate  who  provides  assistance;  "he's  a  good  ally  in 
  fight";  "they  were  friends  of  the  workers"  [syn:  {confederate}, 
  {friend}]  [ant:  {foe}] 
  v  :  become  an  ally  or  associate,  as  by  a  treaty  or  marriage;  "He 
  allied  himself  with  the  Communists" 




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