plural of league

Synonyms of leagues

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection
  • created to avert future wars, the League of Nations was a forerunner of the United Nations

Synonyms for leagues

Words Related to leagues

3 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
  • that falls into a different league of fiction—the popular novel

Synonyms for leagues

Words Related to leagues


present tense third-person singular of league

Synonyms & Antonyms of leagues (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members
  • the whole block leagued together to keep a liquor store from opening in their neighborhood

Synonyms for leagues

Words Related to leagues

Phrases Synonymous with leagues

Near Antonyms for leagues

Antonyms for leagues

2 to participate or assist in a joint effort to accomplish an end
  • some unlikely political bedfellows leagued together to get the bill passed

Synonyms for leagues

Words Related to leagues

Phrases Synonymous with leagues

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about leagues

Cite this Entry

“Leagues.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on leagues

Nglish: Translation of leagues for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of leagues for Arabic Speakers

Comments on leagues

What made you want to look up leagues? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!