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Noun alliance has 5 senses
- alliance, confederation - the state of being allied or confederated
--1 is a kind of coalition, fusion
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- confederation, alliance - the act of forming an alliance or confederation
--5 is a kind of group action