a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the promotion or maintenance of common interests or for mutual assistance or service.
the aggregation of persons, parties, states, etc., associated in such a covenant or compact; confederacy.
an association of individuals having a common goal.
a group of athletic teams organized to promote mutual interests and to compete chiefly among themselves:
a bowling league.
group; class; category:
As a pianist he just simply isn’t in your league.
verb (used with or without object), leagued, leaguing.
to unite in a league; combine.
in league, working together, often secretly or for a harmful purpose; united.
a unit of distance, varying at different periods and in different countries, in English-speaking countries usually estimated roughly at 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
a square league, as a unit of land measure.
an association or union of persons, nations, etc, formed to promote the interests of its members
an association of sporting clubs that organizes matches between member teams of a similar standard
a class, category, or level: he is not in the same league
in league, working or planning together (with)
(modifier) of, involving, or belonging to a league: a league game, a league table
verb leagues, leaguing, leagued
to form or be formed into a league
an obsolete unit of distance of varying length. It is commonly equal to 3 miles
“alliance,” mid-15c., ligg, from Middle French ligue “confederacy, league” (15c.), from Italian lega, from legare “to tie, to bind,” from Latin ligare “to bind” (see ligament). Originally among nations, subsequently extended to political associations (1846) and sports associations (1879). League of Nations first attested 1917 (created 1919).
distance of about three miles, late 14c., ultimately from Late Latin leuga (cf. French lieue, Spanish legua, Italian lega), said by Roman writers to be from Gaulish. A vague measure (perhaps originally an hour’s hike) never in official use in England, where it is recorded more often in poetic than in practical writing.
“to form a league,” 1610s, from league (n.1). Related: Leagued; leaguing.
the big leagues, the bush leagues
big-league, bush league, grapefruit league, hot stove league, major-league, minor-league, out of one’s league
a treaty or confederacy. The Jews were forbidden to enter into an alliance of any kind (1) with the Canaanites (Ex. 23:32, 33; 34:12-16); (2) with the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8, 14; Deut. 25:17-19); (3) with the Moabites and Ammonites (Deut. 2:9, 19). Treaties were permitted to be entered into with all other nations. Thus David maintained friendly intercourse with the kings of Tyre and Hamath, and Solomon with the kings of Tyre and Egypt.
- League table
noun (Brit) 1. a tabulated comparison of clubs or teams competing in a sporting league 2. a set of statistics used to compare the performance of a number of individuals, groups, or institutions: a league table of examination results noun in the UK, a list of league or institutional members in a ranking based on […]
[lee-uh] /ˈli ə/ noun 1. the first wife of Jacob. Gen. 29:23–26. 2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “weary.”. /ˈlɪə/ noun 1. (Old Testament) the first wife of Jacob and elder sister of Rachel, his second wife (Genesis 29) weary, the eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel (Gen. 29:16). […]
[leek] /lik/ noun 1. an unintended hole, crack, or the like, through which liquid, gas, light, etc., enters or escapes: a leak in the roof. 2. an act or instance of leaking. 3. any means of unintended entrance or escape. 4. Electricity. the loss of current from a conductor, usually resulting from poor insulation. 5. […]
[lee-kij] /ˈli kɪdʒ/ noun 1. an act of ; . 2. something that in or out. 3. the amount that in or out. 4. Commerce. an allowance for loss by . 5. Physics, Electricity. the loss of all or part of a useful agent, as of the electric current that flows through an insulator (leakage […]