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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ly n.; pl. Allies
 1. A relative; a kinsman. [Obs.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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