1. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alice and Alexandra.
  2. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
  5. Noun.  One united to another by treaty or league; — usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.
  6. Noun.  Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
  7. Noun.  Anything akin to another by structure, etc.

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