Ally vs. Alley

Ally vs. Alley — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Ally and Alley

Allyverb

To place in a friendly association, as by treaty

Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.

Alleynoun

A narrow street or passageway between or behind city buildings.

Allyverb

To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.

Alleynoun

A path between flower beds or trees in a garden or park.

Allyverb

To enter into an alliance

Several tribes allied to fend off the invaders.

Alleynoun

A straight narrow course or track, especially a bowling alley.

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Allynoun

One that is allied with another, especially by treaty

entered the war as an ally of France.

Alleynoun

Either of the parallel lanes at the sides of a tennis court, which widen the inbounds area for doubles play.

Allynoun

One in helpful association with another

legislators who are allies on most issues.

Alleynoun

A large playing marble, often used as the shooter.

Allynoun

An animal that cooperates with another animal of the same species in an alliance.

Alleynoun

A narrow street or passageway, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.

The parking lot to my friend's apartment building is in the alley.
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Allynoun

The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.

Alleynoun

(baseball) The area between the outfielders.

He hit one deep into the alley.

Allynoun

The nations, primarily Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States, allied against the Axis during World War II.

Alleynoun

(bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.

Allyverb

(transitive) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy

Alleynoun

(tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.

Allyverb

(transitive) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.

Alleynoun

A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.

Allynoun

One united to another by treaty or league; — usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.

Alleynoun

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

Allynoun

Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.

Alleynoun

(perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Allynoun

Anything akin to something else by structure, etc.

Alleynoun

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Allynoun

(taxonomy) A closely related species, usually within the same family.

Gruiformes — cranes and allies

Alleynoun

A glass marble or taw.

Allynoun

(obsolete) A relative; a kinsman.

Alleynoun

a narrow street with walls on both sides

Allynoun

alternative form of alley(a glass marble or taw)

Alleynoun

a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

Allynoun

a friendly nation

Allynoun

an associate who provides assistance;

he's a good ally in fightthey were friends of the workers

Allyverb

become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage;

He allied himself with the Communists