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Definition of 'alliance'


  1. the state of being allied or confederated
       Synonyms: confederation
  2. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
       Synonyms: bond
  3. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
       Synonyms: coalition alignment alinement
       Antonyms: nonalignment nonalinement
  4. a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
  5. the act of forming an alliance or confederation
       Synonyms: confederation

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