league

  • 1 League — may refer to: League (unit), obsolete unit of length of an hour s walk, usually equal to three miles Roman league, one of the ancient Roman units of measurement, approximately 1.5 miles Rugby league a full contact football code National Rugby… …

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  • 2 league — W2 [li:g] n [Sense: 1 5; Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: ligue agreement to act together , from Old Italian liga, from ligare to tie ] [Sense: 6; Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: leuga] 1.) a group of sp …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 League — (l[=e]g), n. [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. {Ally} a confederate, {Ligature}.] 1. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, organizations, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 league — Ⅰ. league [1] ► NOUN 1) a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation. 2) a group of sports clubs which play each other over a period for a championship. 3) a class of quality or excellence: the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 League — (l[=e]g), n. [Cf. OE. legue, lieue, a measure of length, F. lieue, Pr. lega, legua, It. & LL. lega, Sp. legua, Pg. legoa, legua; all fr. LL. leuca, of Celtic origin: cf. Arm. leo, lev (perh. from French), Ir. leige (perh. from English); also Ir.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 League — League, v. t. To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 League — League, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leagued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaguing}.] [Cf. F. se liguer. See 2d {League}.] To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 league — [n1] association, federation alliance, band, bunch, circle, circuit, club, coalition, combination, combine, compact, company, confederacy, confederation, conference, consortium, crew, gang, group, guild, loop, mob, order, organization, outfit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 league — league1 [lēg] n. [ME ligg < OFr ligue < It liga < legare, to bind < L ligare: see LIGATURE] 1. a compact or covenant made by nations, groups, or individuals for promoting common interests, assuring mutual protection, etc. 2. an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 League — (spr. Libk), 3 englische Seemeilen (Sea Miles) = 0,75 deutsche Meile; also der 20. Theil eines Äquatorialgrades …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 League — (spr. līgh), engl. und nordamerikan. Wegemaß zu 3 Miles; dann auch soviel wie Liga, Bund …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 League — League, englische Seemeile (s. Meilenmaße) …

    Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • 13 League — (spr. lihg), engl. Wegemaß = 4,827 km, zur See = 5,565 km; dann s.v.w. Liga, Bündnis …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 league — I noun accord, affiliation, agreement, alignment, alliance, association, axis, band, bloc, cartel, club, coalition, collaboration, combination, combine, compact, complicity, concord, concordat, concurrence, confederacy, confederation, conjunction …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 league — (izg. lȋg) ž DEFINICIJA zast. stara navigacijska jedinica duljine ETIMOLOGIJA engl …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 16 league — *alliance, coalition, fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 league — league1 /leeg/, n., v., leagued, leaguing. n. 1. a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the promotion or maintenance of common interests or for mutual assistance or service. 2. the aggregation of persons, parties,… …

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  • 18 league — noun 1 group of sports clubs that compete with each other ADJECTIVE ▪ basketball, cricket, football, soccer, etc. ▪ They want to start a new football league. ▪ sports (esp. AmE …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 league — I UK [liːɡ] / US [lɪɡ] noun [countable] Word forms league : singular league plural leagues *** 1) a group of teams or players who regularly compete against one another, put in order according to how many points they have won the Italian first… …

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  • 20 league — league1 [ lig ] noun count *** 1. ) a group of teams or players who regularly compete against one another: the National Football League league champions/leaders a ) BRITISH a list of organizations, places, etc. put in order according to how good… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English