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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
3. Anything associated with another as a helper; an
Science, instead of being the enemy of religion,
becomes its ally. --Buckle.
4. Anything akin to another by structure, etc.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War
II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter
of the United Nations in 1945
2: in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and
Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them
in opposing the Central Powers
3: an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common
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