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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

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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. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri:

    I have felt a lot of emotion. People are waiting for us on the street and the supermarket and at the training ground. They say' thank you for what you are doing', it's not difficult to understand this. It's easy to understand. For the first time in their life the people can win the title, the Premier League. It's unbelievable. It's history and we know this.

  2. Chris Paul:

    It's just two very offensively powered teams, we are usually right up there at the top in the league in offense and they are usually right up there, too. Tonight both teams just made shots and it came down to whoever made the most stops.

  3. Environment Canada:

    The three years that stood out to me (in comparison) are 1875, 1885 and 1934 - we're in the league of those years for the coldest February.

  4. Mike Conley:

    This is a very special group. It starts with our stars, Rudy (Gobert) and Don, two of the most unselfish stars you’re going to find in the league, and that kind of just trickles down to every player on our roster. We just sacrifice for each other.

  5. Todd McLellan:

    San Jose will always hold a special place for me and my family, i would like to thank Doug and the Sharks organization for allowing me the opportunity to coach at the National Hockey League level. While we both agree that a change is in the best interest of myself and the team, I'm proud of what we accomplished as an organization.

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