- 1A union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations: a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand divisions within the allianceMore example sentences
- There is a new openness by unions today to building alliances with community-based organizations and churches.
- They would also benefit from alliances with community groups and other unions in putting pressure on their employer.
- The council and the chamber should further seek alliances with such organisations as the tourism association for new ideas.
- 1.1A relationship based on similarity of interests, nature, or qualities: an alliance between medicine and moralityMore example sentences
- Monica says she's looking forward to expanding her public and private client base through her alliance with Noctor.
- Here, his political background is left out, as is the nature of his criminal alliance with Tom.
- Instead, Lovejoy recommends that practitioners develop alliances and become relationship managers.
- 1.2 [mass noun] The state of being joined or associated: his party is in alliance with the GreensMore example sentences
- Clive points me to the old Muslim Association of Britain website, dating from the days before it was in alliance with the Socialist Workers Party.
- Apparently the UK went to war in alliance with the US ‘to make our country safer’.
- For all the US's military and economic advantages, its power is enhanced when it acts in alliance with other countries.
- 1.3 Ecology A group of closely related plant associations.More example sentences
- As crystalline organization grows, the alliance builds and greater numbers of combinations of essences can be taken.
- In practice, the levels of the alliance and/or association are the most often used, particularly in vegetation mapping.
- I have been working on the origin and evolution of the woody sow-thistle alliance in the Macaronesian islands.
Middle English: from Old French aliance, from alier 'to ally' (see ally1).