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Allies

[ al-ahyz, uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈæl aɪz, əˈlaɪz /
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plural noun
(in World War I) the powers of the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France, Russia), with the nations allied with them (Belgium, Serbia, Japan, Italy, etc., not including the United States), or, loosely, with all the nations (including the United States) allied or associated with them as opposed to the Central Powers.
the 26 nations that fought against the Axis in World War II and, with subsequent additions, signed the charter of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.
the member nations of NATO.

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Origin of Allies

Plural of ally
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British Dictionary definitions for Allies (1 of 2)

allies
/ (ˈælaɪz) /

noun
the plural of ally

British Dictionary definitions for Allies (2 of 2)

Allies
/ (ˈælaɪz) /

pl n
(in World War I) the powers of the Triple Entente (France, Russia, and Britain) together with the nations allied with them
(in World War II) the countries that fought against the Axis. The main Allied powers were Britain and the Commonwealth countries, the US, the Soviet Union, France, China, and PolandSee also Axis
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Cultural definitions for Allies

Allies

The victorious allied nations of World War I and World War II. In World War I, the Allies included Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States. In World War II, the Allies included Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

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