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league

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 and Etymology of league

Middle English leuge, lege, from Late Latin leuga

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league

noun

Definition of league

1 a : an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose
  • the League of Nations
  • the League of Voters
b (1) : an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals
  • He organized a bowling league.
(2) : a group of sports teams that regularly play one another
  • the National Football League
c : an informal alliance
  • in league with her sister
2 : class, category
  • When I played chess with George, I knew I was out of my league.

Origin and Etymology of league

Middle English (Scots) ligg, from Middle French ligue, from Old Italian liga, from ligare to bind, from Latin — more at ligature

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league

verb

Definition of league

leagued; leaguing
transitive verb
: to unite in a league
intransitive verb
: to form a league

Examples of league in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of league


LEAGUE Defined for Kids

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league

noun \ ˈlēg \

Definition of league for Students

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.

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league

noun

Definition of league for Students

: 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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