Ally

Revision as of 21:16, 3 October 2005 by WikiConvertor (Talk)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Ally

1. To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy; often followed by to or with. O chief! In blood, and now in arms allied. (Pope)

2. To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love. These three did love each other dearly well, And with so firm affection were allied. (Spenser) The virtue nearest to our vice allied. (Pope)

ally is generally used in the passive form or reflexively.

Origin: oe. Alien, OF. Alier, f. Alier, fr. L. Alligare to bind to; ad _ ligare to bind. Cf. Alligate, alloy, Allay, ligament.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Ally&oldid=20006"
First | Previous (Alluvium) | Next (Allyl) | Last
Advertisement
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.