see also: Alliance
  • (America) IPA: /əˈlaɪ.əns/


  1. (uncountable) The state of being allied.
    matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries
  2. (countable) The act of allying or uniting.
  3. (countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
  4. (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
  5. (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
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alliance (alliances, present participle alliancing; past and past participle allianced)

  1. (obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

Proper noun
  1. A former unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California, now incorporated into the city of Arcata.
  2. An unincorporated community in Madison County, Indiana.
  3. A city/county seat in Box Butte County, Nebraska.
  4. A town in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
  5. A city situated mostly in Stark County.
  6. .
  7. A village in central Alberta.
  8. A town in Suriname, on the banks of the Suriname River.
  9. (UK politics) The alliance in the 1980s between the SDP and the Liberal Party, precursor of the Liberal Democrats.

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