the major leagues

Definition of the major leagues

  1. :  the two highest U.S. baseball leagues (the American League and the National League) He always dreamed of playing in the major leagues. —sometimes used figuratively She's moving up to the major leagues in the television industry.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  greater in dignity, rank, importance, or interest

    :  greater in number, quantity, or extent

    :  of full legal age

  1. :  a person who has attained majority

    :  one that is superior in rank, importance, size, or performance

    :  a major musical interval, scale, key, or mode

  1. :  to pursue an academic major

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

    :  a square league

  1. :  an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose

    :  an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals

    :  a group of sports teams that regularly play one another

  1. :  to unite in a league

    :  to form a league

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