see also: League
Pronunciation Noun

league (plural leagues)

  1. A group or association of cooperating members.
    the League of Nations
    • And let there be / 'Twixt us and them no league, nor amity.
  2. 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.
  3. (informal) rugby league
    Are you going to watch the league tonight?
  4. (often in the negative) A class or type of people or things that are evenly matched or on the same level.
    Forget about dating him; he's out of your league.
    We're not even in the same league.
  5. A prefecture-level administrative unit in Inner Mongolia (Chinese: 盟).
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

league (leagues, present participle leaguing; past and past participle leagued)

  1. To form an association; to unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support.
Translations Noun

league (plural leagues)

  1. (measurement) The distance that a person can walk in one hour, commonly taken to be approximately three English miles (about five kilometers).
    • , History of Louisiana (PG), p. 47
      Seven leagues above the mouth of the river we meet with two other passes, as large as the middle one by which we entered.
    • 1855, Alfred Tennyson, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, in Maud, and Other Poems, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 1013215631 ↗, stanza 1, page 151 ↗:
      Half a league, half a league, / Half a league onward, / All in the valley of Death / Rode the six hundred.
  2. A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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