noun: A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes: an alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.
noun: A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
noun: A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie: the shifting alliances within a large family.
noun: Close similarity in nature or type; affinity: the ancient alliance between mathematics and music.
noun: The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied: the church, acting in alliance with community groups.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
For my part, I have to say that whether there be such an alliance depends, so far as I know, upon what may be a right definition of the term alliance.
In a letter to the Vienna Tageblatt, he advocates an economic alliance among the Continental nations for the purpose of barring out American goods, an economic alliance, in his own language, "_which may possibly and desirably develop into a political alliance_."
In announcing Key's visit, the White House said the leaders would discuss "the close friendship and partnership between our two countries" -- a sign of growing ties, but a notch below using the term alliance.
You know there's going to be a showdown over some communications technology issue when Google, Best Buy, Mitsubishi, Sony, TiVo and two other big companies start a new group with the word "alliance" in it.
Lavrov said NATO should commit to "legally binding" security arrangements through the Vienna-based OSCE to cure what he called the alliance's appetite "for more and more scenarios" of unilateral actions.