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alliance

 
Noun alliance has 5 senses
  1. alliance, confederation - the state of being allied or confederated
    --1 is a kind of coalition, fusion
  2. alliance, bond - 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"
    --2 is a kind of connection, connexion, connectedness
    --2 has particulars: silver cord
  3. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    --3 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --3 has members: ally
    --3 has particulars:
     combination; allies; bloc, axis; Allies; Central Powers; Allies; Axis; entente, entente cordiale; popular front; world organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organization; Northern Alliance, United Front
  4. alliance - a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
    --4 is a kind of
    treaty, pact, accord
  5. confederation, alliance - the act of forming an alliance or confederation
    --5 is a kind of group action
    Derived form: verb ally1
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