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league 1

 (lēg)
n.
1. An association of states, organizations, or individuals for common action; an alliance.
2. Sports An association of teams or clubs that compete chiefly among themselves. Also called loop1.
3. A class or level of competition: The ski jump was out of his league.
v. leagued, leagu·ing, leagues
v.intr.
To come together in or as if in a league.
v.tr.
To bring together in or as if in a league.

[Alteration (influenced by Italian lega) of Middle English liege, from Old French ligue, from Medieval Latin liga and from Old Italian lega, liga (from legare, to bind), both from Latin ligāre, to bind; see leig- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

league 2

 (lēg)
n. Abbr. lea.
1.
a. A unit of distance equal to 3.0 statute miles (4.8 kilometers).
b. Any of various other units of about the same length.
2. A square league.

[Middle English lege, from Old French liue, leguee, from Latin leuga, a measure of distance, of Gaulish origin.]

league

(liːɡ)
n
1. an association or union of persons, nations, etc, formed to promote the interests of its members
2. an association of sporting clubs that organizes matches between member teams of a similar standard
3. a class, category, or level: he is not in the same league.
4. in league working or planning together (with)
5. (modifier) of, involving, or belonging to a league: a league game; a league table.
vb, leagues, leaguing or leagued
to form or be formed into a league
[C15: from Old French ligue, from Italian liga, ultimately from Latin ligāre to bind]

league

(liːɡ)
n
(Units) an obsolete unit of distance of varying length. It is commonly equal to 3 miles
[C14 leuge, from Late Latin leuga, leuca, of Celtic origin]

league1

(lig)

n., v. leagued, lea•guing. 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, states, etc., associated in such a covenant or compact; confederacy.
3. an association of individuals having a common goal.
4. a group of athletic teams organized to compete chiefly among themselves: a bowling league.
5. group; class; category.
v.t., v.i.
6. to unite in a league; combine.
Idioms:
in league, working together, esp. clandestinely; conspiring.
[1425–75; earlier leage, late Middle English ligg (< Middle French ligue) < Italian liga, lega, n. derivative of legare < Latin ligāre to bind]
syn: See alliance.

league2

(lig)

n.
1. a unit of distance, varying at different periods and in different countries, in English-speaking countries usu. estimated roughly at 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
2. a square league, as a unit of land measure.
[1350–1400; Middle English lege, leuge < Late Latin leuga a Gaulish unit of distance equal to 1.5 Roman miles, appar. < Gaulish]

League

 a group of persons, states, or other organizations with a common interest.

league


Past participle: leagued
Gerund: leaguing

Imperative
league
league
Present
I league
you league
he/she/it leagues
we league
you league
they league
Preterite
I leagued
you leagued
he/she/it leagued
we leagued
you leagued
they leagued
Present Continuous
I am leaguing
you are leaguing
he/she/it is leaguing
we are leaguing
you are leaguing
they are leaguing
Present Perfect
I have leagued
you have leagued
he/she/it has leagued
we have leagued
you have leagued
they have leagued
Past Continuous
I was leaguing
you were leaguing
he/she/it was leaguing
we were leaguing
you were leaguing
they were leaguing
Past Perfect
I had leagued
you had leagued
he/she/it had leagued
we had leagued
you had leagued
they had leagued
Future
I will league
you will league
he/she/it will league
we will league
you will league
they will league
Future Perfect
I will have leagued
you will have leagued
he/she/it will have leagued
we will have leagued
you will have leagued
they will have leagued
Future Continuous
I will be leaguing
you will be leaguing
he/she/it will be leaguing
we will be leaguing
you will be leaguing
they will be leaguing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been leaguing
you have been leaguing
he/she/it has been leaguing
we have been leaguing
you have been leaguing
they have been leaguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been leaguing
you will have been leaguing
he/she/it will have been leaguing
we will have been leaguing
you will have been leaguing
they will have been leaguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been leaguing
you had been leaguing
he/she/it had been leaguing
we had been leaguing
you had been leaguing
they had been leaguing
Conditional
I would league
you would league
he/she/it would league
we would league
you would league
they would league
Past Conditional
I would have leagued
you would have leagued
he/she/it would have leagued
we would have leagued
you would have leagued
they would have leagued

league

A unit of length equal to 3 miles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.league - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its membersleague - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
big league, major league, majors - the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
bush league, minor league, minors - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
baseball league - a league of baseball teams
basketball league - a league of basketball teams
bowling league - a league of bowling teams
football league - a league of football teams
hockey league - a league of hockey teams
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
class, division - a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
2.league - an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
Five Nations, Iroquois League, League of Iroquois, Six Nations - a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
3.league - an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
international mile, land mile, mile, stat mi, statute mile, mi - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
Verb1.league - unite to form a league
unite, unify - act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

league

noun
2. championship, competition, tournament, contest The club are on the brink of promotion to the Premier League.
3. (Informal) class, group, level, category, ability group Her success has taken her out of my league.
in league with someone collaborating with, leagued with, allied with, conspiring with, working together with, in cooperation with, in cahoots with (informal), hand in glove with He accused the President of being in league with the terrorists.

league

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
3. A group of athletic teams that play each other:
4. A division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade:
verb
1. To be formally associated, as by treaty:
2. To assemble or join in a group:
Translations
إتِّحاد كُرَة قَدَمعُصْبَةعُصْبَه، رابِطَهفَرْسَخ: ثلاثَة أمْيال
ligatři míle
ligadivisionforbundgammelt længdemål
liitto
liga
deildlengdarmálsamtök
連盟
연맹
klaselīgasavienība
ligatri míle
liga
liga
สหพันธ์
liên đoàn

league

1 [liːg] N (= measure) → legua f

league

2 [liːg]
A. Nliga f (also Sport), sociedad f, asociación f, comunidad f
League of NationsSociedad f de las Naciones
he's not in the same league (fig) → no está al mismo nivel
they're not in the same league (fig) → no hay comparación
to be in league with sbestar de manga con algn, haberse confabulado con algn
B. CPD league champion(s) NPLcampeón msing de liga
league leader Nlíder m de la liga
league table Nclasificación f

league

[ˈliːg] n
(= association, alliance) → ligue f
to be in league with sb → avoir partie liée avec qn, être de mèche avec qn League of Nations
(= class)
Their record sales would put them in the same league as The Rolling Stones → Leurs ventes de disques les mettraient dans la même catégorie que les Rolling Stones.
to be in the same league as sb (comparing)boxer dans la même catégorie que qn (fig), être au même niveau que qn
He's not in the same league as you → Il ne boxe pas dans la même catégorie que toi.
to be out of one's league → ne pas être de taille
Her success has taken her out of my league → Son succès l'a rendue inaccessible aux gens comme moi.
the big league → la cour des grands (fig)
(British) (FOOTBALL) (= competition) → championnat m
They are at the top of the league → Ils sont en tête du championnat. Premier League
(= measure) → lieue f
seven-league boots → bottes de sept lieuesleague champions npl (British) (FOOTBALL)vainqueurs mpl du championnatleague championship n (British) (FOOTBALL)championnat mleague match n (British) (FOOTBALL)match m de championnatLeague of Nations n
the League of Nations → la Ligue des nationsleague table n
(gen)classement m
(British) (FOOTBALL)classement m (du championnat)

league

:
league game
nLigaspiel nt
league leaders
league match
n (Brit) → Ligaspiel nt
league table
nTabelle f

league

1
n (Measure) → Wegstunde f

league

2
n
(= treaty)Bündnis nt, → Bund m; (= organization)Verband m, → Liga f; League of NationsVölkerbund m; to enter into a leagueeinen Bund schließen; to be in league with somebodymit jdm gemeinsame Sache machen; to be in league with the devilmit dem Teufel im Bunde sein; these two boys must be in league with each otherdiese beiden Jungen stecken sicher unter einer Decke (inf); to be in league against somebodysich gegen jdn verbündet haben
(Sport) → Liga f; the club is top of the leagueder Klub ist Tabellen- or Ligaführer; he was not in the same league (fig)er hatte nicht das gleiche Format; Peter’s car is not in the same league as Wendy’sPeters Auto ist eine Nummer kleiner als Wendys; this is way out of your league!das ist einige Nummern zu groß für dich!

league

[liːg] n
a. (alliance) → associazione f, lega
to be in league with → essere in associazione con (pej) → essere in combutta con, essere in lega con
to form a league against → far lega contro
b. (Ftbl, Rugby) → campionato
they're not in the same league (fig) (fam) → non c'è paragone

league1

(liːg) noun
1. a union of persons, nations etc for the benefit of each other. the League for the Protection of Shopkeepers.
2. a grouping of sports clubs for games.
be in league with
to be allied to.

league2

(liːg) noun
an old measure of distance (about 4.8 km).

league

عُصْبَة liga liga Bündnis όμιλος liga liitto ligue liga lega 連盟 연맹 verbond forbund liga liga лига liga สหพันธ์ lig liên đoàn 联盟
References in classic literature ?
But no one found the words thougtless or untrue, for Beth still seemed among them, a peaceful presence, invisible, but dearer than ever, since death could not break the household league that love made disoluble.
Every Thursday evening when the store had closed she went to a prayer meeting in the basement of the church and on Sunday evening attended a meeting of an organization called The Epworth League.
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand.
Bestow them, ye who are now made parties to this indissoluble league.
But here be it premised, that owing to the unwearied activity with which of late they have been hunted over all four oceans, the Sperm Whales, instead of almost invariably sailing in small detached companies, as in former times, are now frequently met with in extensive herds, sometimes embracing so great a multitude, that it would almost seem as if numerous nations of them had sworn solemn league and covenant for mutual assistance and protection.
They were behind with their rent all the time, but the company was good to them; there was some politics back of that, Grandmother Majauszkiene could not say just what, but the Laffertys had belonged to the "War Whoop League," which was a sort of political club of all the thugs and rowdies in the district; and if you belonged to that, you could never be arrested for anything.
Ah, fair sir, it were woundily hard to tell, they are so many, and do so lap the one upon the other, and being made all in the same image and tincted with the same color, one may not know the one league from its fellow, nor how to count them except they be taken apart, and ye wit well it were God's work to do that, being not within man's capacity; for ye will note --"
To come among us with professions of openness and simplicity; and such a league in secret to judge us all
I saw - but listen, and you shall hear how I found you out; and Ellen, who is in league with you, and yet pretended to pity me so, when I kept hoping, and was always disappointed about Linton's coming back
She might fall sick on his hands; she might have deceived him by a false character; she and the landlady of the hotel might have been in league together.
In those days, travellers were very shy of being confidential on a short notice, for anybody on the road might be a robber or in league with robbers.
Built upon a dismal reef of sunken rocks, some league or so from shore, on which the waters chafed and dashed, the wild year through, there stood a solitary lighthouse.