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1league

noun \ˈlēg\

Definition of LEAGUE

1
:  any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers)
2
:  a square league

Origin of LEAGUE

Middle English leuge, lege, from Late Latin leuga
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LEAGUE

2league

noun

Definition of LEAGUE

1
a :  an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose
b (1) :  an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals
(2) :  a group of sports teams that regularly play one another
c :  an informal alliance <in league with her sister>
2

Origin of LEAGUE

Middle English (Scots) ligg, from Middle French ligue, from Old Italian liga, from ligare to bind, from Latin — more at ligature
First Known Use: 15th century

3league

verb
leaguedleagu·ing

Definition of LEAGUE

transitive verb
:  to unite in a league
intransitive verb
:  to form a league

Examples of LEAGUE

  1. <the whole block leagued together to keep a liquor store from opening in their neighborhood>
  2. <some unlikely political bedfellows leagued together to get the bill passed>

First Known Use of LEAGUE

1604
LEAGUED Defined for Kids

1league

noun \ˈlēg\

Definition of LEAGUE for Kids

1
:  a group of nations working together for a common purpose
2
:  an association of persons or groups with common interests or goals <a softball league>
3
:  an unofficial association or agreement <He was in league with the thieves.>
4
:  a class or category of a certain quality or type <When it comes to playing chess, I am not in the same league as the experienced players.>

2league

noun

Definition of LEAGUE for Kids

:  any of several old units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers)

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