What does League mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. league, conference(noun)

    an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

  2. league(noun)

    an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action

  3. league(verb)

    an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)

  4. league(verb)

    unite to form a league

GCIDE

  1. League(n.)

    Specifically: (Sports) An association of sports teams that establishes rules of play, decides questions of membership in the league, and organizes matches between the member teams. In some cases a sports league is called a conference, as in the National Football Conference.

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

Wiktionary

  1. league(Noun)

    A group or association of cooperating members.

    The Red-headed League in Sherlock Holmes stories.

    Etymology: ligg, from ligue, from lega, from the verb legare, from ligo.

  2. league(Noun)

    An organization of sports teams which play against one another for a championship.

    My favorite sports organizations are the National Football League and the American League in baseball.

    Etymology: ligg, from ligue, from lega, from the verb legare, from ligo.

  3. league(Noun)

    The distance that a person can walk in one hour, commonly taken to be approximately three English miles (about five kilometers).

    Etymology: ligg, from ligue, from lega, from the verb legare, from ligo.

  4. league(Verb)

    To form an association.

    Etymology: ligg, from ligue, from lega, from the verb legare, from ligo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. League(noun)

    a measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

  2. League(noun)

    a stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

  3. League(noun)

    an alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

  4. League(verb)

    to unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

  5. League(verb)

    to join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements

    Etymology: [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. Ally a confederate, Ligature.]

Freebase

  1. League

    A league is a unit of length. It was long common in Europe and Latin America, but it is no longer an official unit in any nation. The league originally referred to the distance a person could walk in an hour. Since the Middle Ages, many values have been specified in several countries. In the context of nautical distances, the 3 mile distance corresponds to how far an observer of average height can see when standing at sea level. Thus, a ship traveling one "league" has reached what was previously the farthest visible distance on the horizon. The lack of a historical and global standard for the exact measure of a "league" can be accounted for by the variable elevation of the observer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. League

    lēg, n. a nautical measure, 120th of a degree, 3 geographical miles, 3.456 statute miles: an old measure of length, varying from the Roman league, 1.376 mod. Eng. miles, to the French, 2.764 miles, and the Spanish, 4.214 miles. [O. Fr. legue (Fr. lieue)—L. leuca, a Gallic mile of 1500 Roman paces; from the Celt., as in Bret. leó.]

  2. League

    lēg, n. a bond or alliance: union for mutual advantage.—v.i. to form a league: to unite for mutual interest:—pr.p. leag′uing; pa.t. and pa.p. leagued.—n. Leag′uer, one connected with a league. [Fr. ligue—Low L. liga—L. ligāre, to bind.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. league

    A confederacy; an alliance. Also, a measure of length consisting of three nautical miles, much used in estimating sea-distances; = 3041 fathoms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. league

    A measure of length or distance, equal, in England and the United States, to three geographical miles.

  2. league

    See Holy League.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'League' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1208

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'League' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1868

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'League' in Nouns Frequency: #558

How to pronounce League?

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How to say League in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of League in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of League in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of League in a Sentence

  1. John Carpino:

    The Angels maintain a strict, zero tolerance policy regarding the illicit use of drugs for both players and staff, every one of our players must also abide by the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Agreement. We continue to mourn the loss of Tyler Skaggs and fully cooperate with the authorities as they continue their investigation.

  2. Jerome Champagne:

    What makes football and sport magical is ... the uncertainty of the result, and we have less and less uncertainty these days, in some countries we already know at the beginning of the season who will win the league.

  3. Matteo Salvini:

    ITALY'S BERLUSCONI ADOPTS TRUMP'S RHETORIC AS ELECTION NEARS, CALLS MIGRANTS A 'SOCIAL BOMB' The coalition leaders have said whichever party gets the most votes will get to choose the prime minister. Berlusconi has said he would appoint longtime ally and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. Should the League get more votes, that would open the door to Salvini being prime minister. However, that is unlikely if the polls are accurate, and there are indications that Salvini and Berlusconi are more likely to hash out a deal where Salvini gets a migration-focused position at the Interior Department. Give me the interior ministry for three months and you'll see what order and cleanliness I bring back from north to south all over Italy.

  4. Francesco Trapani:

    In five years from now, we aim to be in a different league.

  5. Major League Baseball:

    The minor league season was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teams provided players $ 400 per week for most or all of the season anyway, a sum that represented a raise for many lower-level minor leaguers. Major League Baseball plans to raise minor league salaries in 2021, pushing the minimum yearly salary for a full-season player at Class A from $ 5,800 to $ 10,000. The league is expected to shrink the minor leagues by as much as 25 % after failing to renew its agreement last month with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. While Major League Baseball does not comment on ongoing litigation, MLB remains focused on modernizing Major League Baseball player development system to enhance the minor league experience for players, including providing them with renovated facilities, reduced travel, and improved daily working conditions.

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