• A person, group, or state (etc) which is associated with another for a common cause; one united to another by treaty or common purpose; a confederate.
  • A person, group, concept (etc) which is associated with another as a helper; a supporter; an auxiliary.
  • Anything akin to something else by structure, etc.
  • A closely related species, usually within the same family.
  • A relative; a kinsman.
  • Alternative of alley (a glass marble or taw)


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  • From Middle English allien, alien, from Old French alier (Modern Old French allier), from Latin alligō ("to bind to"), from ad + ligō. Compare alligate, allay, alloy and ligament.
  • Diminutive of alabaster.

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