- joined by treaty, agreement, or common cause: allied nations.
- related; kindred: allied species.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Allies.
Origin of allied
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- to unite formally, as by treaty, league, marriage, or the like (usually followed by with or to): Russia allied itself to France.
- to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship.
- to enter into an alliance; join; unite.
- a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose: Canada and the United States were allies in World War II.
- Biology. a plant, animal, or other organism bearing an evolutionary relationship to another, often as a member of the same family: The squash is an ally of the watermelon.
- a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.
Origin of ally
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Examples from the Web for allied
All in all, approximately 13,000 Allied POWs and 90,000 Asian laborers perished while working on the railway.Riding Thailand’s WWII Death Railway
December 21, 2014
Besides, victory fever had spread like wildfire throughout the Allied armies.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Churchill would later say Turing made the single biggest contribution to allied victory.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage
November 18, 2014
And even as he plots defenses against American and allied air raids, he is taunting Vladimir Putin and his allies in Grozny.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.
September 29, 2014
After Germany surrendered, Bennett was stationed there as part of the Allied occupying force.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American
September 25, 2014
The sacred beetle of the ancient Egyptians, allied to our familiar "tumble-bug."The Devil's Dictionary
These officials told us that the allied fleet had reached Damietta the day before.Freeland
It was, in the minds of the allied command, the key to the whole situation.
In fact, from Dixmude to the sea the Allied troops were advancing.
The total Allied troops in this field of battle were thus about 345,000 men.
- joined, as by treaty, agreement, or marriage; united
- of the same type or class; related
- of or relating to the Allies
- to unite or be united, esp formally, as by treaty, confederation, or marriage
- (tr; usually passive) to connect or be related, as through being similar or compatible
- a country, person, or group allied with another
- a plant, animal, substance, etc, closely related to another in characteristics or form
Word Origin and History for allied
c.1300, past participle adjective from ally (v.). Originally of kindred; in reference to a league or formal treaty, it is first recorded late 14c.
late 14c., "relative, kinsman," from ally (v.); mid-15c. in the sense of "one united with another by treaty or league."