Definition of Allies

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Alignment, Alinement, Alliance, Coalition

2. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Alignment, Alinement, Alliance, Coalition

3. Noun. An alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy.
Generic synonyms: Alignment, Alinement, Alliance, Coalition

Definition of Allies

1. Proper noun. The country countries allied against the Axis Powers during World War II. The major signatories included the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, France, Canada(,) and China. ¹

2. Proper noun. The countries allied against the Central Powers during World War I, including especially the United Kingdom, the Russian Empire(,) and France. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of ally) ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of ally) ¹

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Definition of Allies

1. ally [v] - See also: ally

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Literary usage of Allies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"4 „ The allies who had been recently emancipated from the king. So 76- . themselves they had recourse to their kinsmen the Athenians and I. He had already ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In this case also the particularist aims of the Allies had marred everything. If the Russian fleet, instead of operating in the Adriatic, had helped to seal ..."

3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"But now arose the critical question, Who were to be included as allies of Athens ? ... M allies of Hellespont—which Philip was sure to covet, ..."

4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1839)
"... Larissa and some other cities, dismissed all the allies, except the Achaeans; dispersed his troops in Thessaly, where he left them in winter-quarters, ..."

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