(noun, verb)


1. the state of being allied or confederated

Similar word(s): confederation

Definition categories: state, coalition, fusion

2. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest

- the shifting alliances within a large family

Similar word(s): bond

Definition categories: link, connectedness, connection, connexion

3. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Similar word(s): alignment, alinement, coalition

Definition categories: group, organisation, organization

4. a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim

Definition categories: communication, accord, pact, treaty

5. the act of forming an alliance or confederation

Similar word(s): confederation

Definition categories: act

Sentences with alliance as a noun:

- matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries


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