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. Myles Garrett:

    I took a shot on one of the first plays. After that, it was tough. Using running back Josh Jacobs and a short passing game, Carr controlled the clock in the second half and kept the ball away from the Browns( 5-3). On the Raiders first two drives after halftime, the first leading to their go-ahead TD and the other to Carlsons 24-yard field goal with 4:24 left, they ate up 17:41. Oakland had the ball for 37:43 to 22:17 for Cleveland. Josh Jacobs finished with a career-high 128 yards 80 in the second half on 31 carries. Last week, Josh Jacobs had just 17 yards on 10 attempts. It was about time we had a run game like that, Josh Jacobs said. It feels good to be that dominant. The Raiders defense did The Raiders defense part as Las Vegas stopped Las Vegas NFL record of allowing at least 10 points at 116 straight games. Baker Mayfield couldnt get anything going with Clevelands offense, which was without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Baker Mayfield, who completed 21 passes in a row in the win over Cincinnati a week ago, went 12 of 25 for 122 yards. Mayfields last throw toward Jarvis Landry in the end zone was incomplete with 1:58 left, and Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal to end Clevelands chances. Cody Parkey did make kicks of 41 and 38 yards. Theweather was brutal. The wind, measured from the west at 35 mph at kickoff, made it difficult for both quarterbacks to throw ; affected every punt and kick ; and forced the 12,000 fans to bundle up as it felt more like a game in late December or in Cleveland, early May. Im from the beach, Renfrow said. That was more wind than a hurricane it seemed like. It was coming sideways, backwards and forward. Carr did an excellent job managing the clock in the final minute of the first half to set up Carlsons 33-yard field goal as time expired to put The Raiders up 6-3. The Raiders appeared to take the lead in the second quarter when Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III in the back right corner of the end zone. However, Ruggs was ruled out of bounds and the call was upheld following a video review and Raiders challenge. Las Vegas settled for Carlsons 29-yard field goal to tie Las Vegas 3-3. Earlier, Carlsonhad a 41-yard attemptat the opposite end of the field blown sideways and the ball clanged off the left upright. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Myles Garrett SLOWED Myles Garrett was limited by an ankle injury that kept Myles Garrett out of practice this week, and now hes dealing with a knee issue. At one point, Myles Garrett was evaluated in the medical tent but came back. Myles Garrett was kept out on several plays, and lacked Myles Garrett usual explosiveness off the line. We havent made excuses and were not going to start now. Its a next-man-up league.

  2. Justin Gatlin:

    We want to take it worldwide, maybe some Diamond League meets if possible and run against national teams.

  3. Bryn Anderson:

    Within world football, this is almost certainly the largest ever sports enterprise valuation, when we look at major league baseball and the eye watering deals in the NFL and even e-sports now, this news will no doubt cause ripples across the sporting and private equity worlds.

  4. Wayne Gretzky:

    Its harder than people think, theres a little bit more pressure on these young guys than people think. Connors been in the league a few years, hes lived up to it. ... Young Hughes is going to be a fine hockey player. Ive watched Young Hughes play quite a bit. Hes 18 years old, hes in the right situation.

  5. Commissioner Rob Manfred:

    Major League Baseball prides Major League Baseball on providing fans in our ballparks with unparalleled proximity and access to our players and the game taking place on the field, at the same time, it is important that fans have the option to sit behind protective netting or in other areas of the ballpark where foul balls and bats( that slip out of players' hands or shatter) are less likely to enter.

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