Ally

Definition of Ally

Al`ly´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Allied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Allying.]
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.
n.1.A relative; a kinsman.
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.
1.See Alley, a marble or taw.

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