verb (used with object), al·lied, al·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), al·lied, al·ly·ing.
noun, plural al·lies.
- alluvial fan,
- alluvial mining,
- alluvial plain,
- allyl alcohol,
- allyl caproate,
- allyl chloride,
- allyl group
Origin of ally
Origin of -ally
Examples from the Web for ally
But Ally knows better and dresses tastefully for her age and body type now.
We are not "equal" and you are not an ally if this is the childish base of your notions.
In many ways, the behavior of the male “ally” demonstrates how far we have to go in the tech industry.
Whilst Whitacre never defined himself as an “ally,” this remains a cautionary tale of what not to do.
He was at times both an ally and annoyance to President Obama.
The second is that such evil is compatible, and even appears to ally itself easily, with exceptional powers of will and intellect.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
But for all that she was still a power to be reckoned with—an ally whose friendship was not to be despised.The Story of Brussels|Ernest Gilliat-Smith
This reinforcement, however, soon put an end to the action, and Jones with his ally obtained the victory.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
In addition to the loss of her ally, new dangers threatened England in the later part of the year.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Still, if Russia fought, France would have to join her ally.The Rough Road|William John Locke
verb (əˈlaɪ) -lies, -lying or -lied (usually foll by to or with)
noun (ˈælaɪ, əˈlaɪ) plural -lies
Word Origin for ally
late 13c., "to join in marriage," from Old French alier "combine, unite," from a differentiated stem of aliier (from Latin alligare "bind to;" see alloy). Meaning "to form an alliance, join, associate" is late 14c. Related: allied; allying.
late 14c., "relative, kinsman," from ally (v.); mid-15c. in the sense of "one united with another by treaty or league."