音标: [ˌkoʊəˈlɪʃn]

A coalition is a group of people who join together for a common cause, like a coalition you form with other skateboarders who want to convince your town to build a skate park.

The noun coalition comes from the Latin word coalitiō, meaning “to grow together.” Often, the people and groups that form coalitions have different backgrounds but come together because they share a goal. For example, parents, teachers, business owners, and city council members might form a coalition to build a teen center, just as nations that do not agree on all issues might form a coalition because they all want peace.

Meanwhile, more than half a million Coalition forces are pouring into Australia though three captured ports.

How is our coalition coming together?

I’d like to introduce members of our coalition.