- (America) IPA: /əˈlaɪ.əns/
- (uncountable) The state of being allied.
- matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries
- (countable) The act of allying or uniting.
- (countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
- (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
- the alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel
- the alliance […] between logic and metaphysics
- (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
- (union by relationship in qualities) connection, affinity, union, allyship
- (act of allying) union
- (persons or parties allied) coalition, league, confederation, team (informal)
- French: alliance
- German: Allianz, Zusammenschluss, Verbund, Bund, Bündnis
- Portuguese: aliança
- Russian: сою́з
- Spanish: alianza
alliance (alliances, present participle alliancing; past and past participle allianced)
- A former unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California, now incorporated into the city of Arcata.
- An unincorporated community in Madison County, Indiana.
- A city/county seat in Box Butte County, Nebraska.
- A town in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
- A city situated mostly in Stark County.
- A village in central Alberta.
- A town in Suriname, on the banks of the Suriname River.
- (UK politics) The alliance in the 1980s between the SDP and the Liberal Party, precursor of the Liberal Democrats.