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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 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 ?
In our description of this famous sea, an account of which may justly be expected in this place, it is most convenient to begin with the coast of Arabia, on which part at twelve leagues from the mouth stands the city of Moca, a place of considerable trade.
It was the 6th of November, in the sixth year of my reign - or my captivity, which you please - that I set out on this voyage, and I found it much longer than I expected; for though the island itself was not very large, yet when I came to the east side of it, I found a great ledge of rocks lie out about two leagues into the sea, some above water, some under it; and beyond that a shoal of sand, lying dry half a league more, so that I was obliged to go a great way out to sea to double the point.
If they want to lie by a little, or to refresh the crew, they come to Pirial along the coast; from Pirial they find another inverse current, which carries them to the Isle-Dumal, two leagues and a half.
Do you know, sir," said he, "the town of Cambodia lies about fifteen leagues up the river; and there are two large English ships about five leagues on this side, and three Dutch?
Necessaries of all sorts are extremely dear; as the distance from the town to the port is eighteen leagues, and the land carriage very expensive.
It was in reality a fall of 8,296 leagues on an orb, it is true, where weight could only be reckoned at one sixth of terrestrial weight; a formidable fall, nevertheless, and one against which every precaution must be taken without delay.
Kings had need beware, how they side themselves, and make themselves as of a faction or party; for leagues within the state, are ever pernicious to monarchies: for they raise an obligation, paramount to obligation of sovereignty, and make the king tanquam unus ex nobis; as was to be seen in the League of France.
I discovered nothing all that day; but upon the next, about three in the afternoon, when I had by my computation made twenty-four leagues from Blefuscu, I descried a sail steering to the south-east; my course was due east.
Her course was south-westerly, and in three days she had gone over the 750 leagues that separated it from La Perouse's group and the south-east point of Papua.
They had soon, in this manner, placed twelve leagues between them and Vaux; they were then obliged to change horses, and organize a sort of post arrangement.
The two travellers had been on their way for five hours, and made more than eight leagues, and yet Gryphus had not the least suspicion of his daughter having left the fortress.
For leagues and leagues it undulated round us, so that we seemed to be sailing through boundless fields of ripe and golden wheat.