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league

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noun \ˈlēg\

Definition of league

  1. 1 :  any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers)

  2. 2 :  a square league



Origin of league

Middle English leuge, lege, from Late Latin leuga


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with league


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league

noun

Definition of league

  1. 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. 2 :  class, category



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


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league

verb

Definition of league

leaguedleagu·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to unite in a league

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>



1604

First Known Use of league

1604




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