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Princeton's WordNet

  1. league, conferencenoun

    an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

  2. leaguenoun

    an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action

  3. leagueverb

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

  4. leagueverb

    unite to form a league

GCIDE

  1. Leaguenoun

    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. leaguenoun

    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. leaguenoun

    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. leaguenoun

    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. leagueverb

    To form an association.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leaguenoun

    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. Leaguenoun

    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. Leaguenoun

    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. Leagueverb

    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. Leagueverb

    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.

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  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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  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. The Gabonese:

    I'm actually thinking about launching an esports team and Rocket League is definitely a game that I'd need to have a team for.

  2. Dave Belisle:

    When you start putting a team together for that reason and that reason only, you lose sight of what you're playing here. You're playing Little League baseball.

  3. Paul Becker:

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  4. Israel Idonije:

    As an athlete, your body is your company - and you're a depreciating asset, that's why it's important to lay a foundation for life after football, while you're still in National Football League.

  5. The National Basketball Players Association:

    I mean, people know Thabo for so many years in the league. He's probably one of the greatest guys.

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