ally

  • 1 Ally — a common female name.People*Ally Carter, American author of young adult and adult fiction *Ally Fowler (born Alexandra Fowler in 1961), Australian actress in 1980s soap operas *Ally Gallacher (1909 1964), Scottish football manager *Ally McCoist… …

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  • 2 Ally — puede referirse a: Ally, comuna de Cantal (Francia). Ally, comuna de Alto Loira (Francia). Ally era una serie de televisión norteamericana iniciada en 1999. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga …

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  • 3 Ally — Al*ly , n.; pl. {Allies}. [See {Ally}, v.] 1. A relative; a kinsman. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One united to another by treaty or league; usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate. [1913 Webster] The English soldiers and their… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 ally — ► NOUN (pl. allies) 1) a person, organization, or country that cooperates with another. 2) (the Allies) the countries that fought with Britain in the First and Second World Wars. ► VERB (allies, allied) (ally to/with) 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 ally — 1. This is now normally stressed on the first syllable, both as a noun and as a verb. 2. The verb has four typical constructions: (1) transitive, (2) intransitive, (3) reflexive • (Since Siegfried alone has the strength to win the Valkyrie for… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 Ally — Al ly, n. See {Alley}, a marble or taw. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 ally — index affiliate, backer, bear (support), benefactor, coactor, coadjutant, cohort, colleague …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 ally — colleague, *partner, copartner, confederate Analogous words: *associate, comrade, companion: supporter, upholder, backer (see corresponding verbs at SUPPORT): cooperator (see corresponding verb at UNITE) Antonyms: adversary Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 ally — [n] something united with another, especially by treaty accessory, accomplice, associate, coadjutor, collaborator, colleague, confederate, co worker, friend, helper, partner; concepts 299,322,354,359 Ant. antagonist, enemy …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 ally — [ə lī′, alī′; ] also, and for n. usually [, al′ī] vt. allied, allying [ME alien < OFr alier < L alligare < ad , to + ligare, to bind: see LIGATURE] 1. to unite or associate for a specific purpose, as families by marriage, nations by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 ally — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, important, key, powerful, strong ▪ close ▪ Charles remained a close ally of the French king. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 ally — ♦♦ allies, allying, allied (The noun is pronounced [[t]æ̱laɪ[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]əla͟ɪ[/t]].) 1) N COUNT: with supp A country s ally is another country that has an agreement to support it, especially in war. Washington would not take …

    English dictionary

  • 14 ally — I UK [ˈælaɪ] / US [ˈæˌlaɪ] noun Word forms ally : singular ally plural allies ** 1) a) [countable] a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war the United States and… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Ally — Das Wort Ally bezeichnet: Ally (Cantal), Gemeinde im Département Cantal Ally (Haute Loire), Gemeinde im Département Haute Loire den Namen der Titelfigur der Fernsehserie Ally McBeal die Kurzform des weiblichen Vornamens Alison einen Begriff aus… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 16 ally — 01. The U.S. is usually a close [ally] of Great Britain in foreign affairs. 02. The [Allied] forces scored a major victory on D Day, which ultimately lead to the end of the war in Europe. 03. Canada has been a strong [ally] of the U.S. throughout …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 ally — al|ly1 W3 [ˈælaı US ˈælaı, əˈlaı] n plural allies 1.) a country that agrees to help or support another country in a war ▪ a meeting of the European allies 2.) the Allies the group of countries including Britain and the US that fought together in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 -ally — suffix forming adverbs from adjectives in al (cf. AL, LY(2), ICALLY). * * * (ə)lē, (ə)li adverb suffix Etymology: al (I) + ly : ly II semantically in adverbs formed from adjectives in …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Ally — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Ally, commune française du Cantal Ally, commune française de la Haute Loire Ally, série télévisée américaine créée en 1999. Ally, film pornographique de… …

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  • 20 ally — I n. a faithful, staunch ally II v. (D; intr., refl.) to ally against; to, with (we allied ourselves with our friends against the common enemy) * * * [ ælaɪ] staunch ally to with (we allyied ourselves with our friends against the common enemy)… …

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