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

 al·ly /əˈlaɪ, ˈæˌlaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ly v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allied p. pr. & vb. n. Allying.]
 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.
    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.
 Note:Ally is generally used in the passive form or reflexively.

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ly n. See Alley, a marble or taw.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a friendly nation
      2: an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in
         fight"; "they were friends of the workers" [syn: friend]
         [ant: foe]
      v : become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He
          allied himself with the Communists"
      [also: allied]