league

  • 21league — [[t]li͟ːg[/t]] ♦♦ leagues 1) N COUNT: oft in names A league is a group of people, clubs, or countries that have joined together for a particular purpose, or because they share a common interest. ...the League of Nations. ...the World Muslim… …

    English dictionary

  • 22league — 1. noun 1) a league of nations Syn: alliance, confederation, confederacy, federation, union, association, coalition, consortium, affiliation, guild, cooperative, partnership, fellowship, syndicate 2) the best team in the leagu …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 23league — {{11}}league (n.1) alliance, mid 15c., ligg, from M.Fr. ligue confederacy, league (15c.), from It. lega, from legare to tie, to bind, from L. ligare to bind (see LIGAMENT (Cf. ligament)). Originally among nations, subsequently extended to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 24league — I. /lig / (say leeg) noun 1. a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the maintenance or promotion of common interests or for mutual assistance or service. 2. the aggregation of persons, parties, states, etc.,… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 25league — n. alliance 1) to form a league 2) in league with group of teams 3) to form a league 4) (esp. Am. baseball) a big, major; bush (colloq.), minor league * * * [liːg] major minor league bush (colloq.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 26league — 1 noun (C) 1 a group of sports teams or players who play games against each other to see who is best: Spurs finished fourth in the league this season. compare conference (3) 2 be in a different league from/not be in the same league as to be much… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27league —    a traditional unit of distance. Derived from an ancient Celtic unit and adopted by the Romans as the leuga, the league became a common unit of measurement throughout western Europe. It was intended to represent, roughly, the distance a person… …

    Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 28league*/*/*/ — [liːg] noun [C] 1) an organized group of teams or players who regularly compete against each other They were the league champions twice during the 1990s.[/ex] Aston Villa are top of the league again.[/ex] 2) a group of people, organizations, or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 29league — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a collection of people, countries, groups, etc., combining for a particular purpose, esp. mutual protection or cooperation. 2 an agreement to combine in this way. 3 a group of sports clubs which compete over a period for a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30League — (as used in expressions) Ivy League Little League National Hockey League National Football League Nonpartisan League …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 31league — I [[t]lig[/t]] n. v. leagued, lea•guing 1) gov 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) gov the aggregation of persons, parties …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32league — I. noun Etymology: Middle English leuge, lege, from Late Latin leuga Date: 14th century 1. any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers) 2. a square league II. noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots)… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 33league — 1. noun /liːɡ/ a) A group or association of cooperating members. The Red headed League in Sherlock Holmes stories. b) An organization of sports teams which play against one another for a championship. My favorite sports organizations are the… …

    Wiktionary

  • 34league — Synonyms and related words: Anschluss, Bund, NATO, Rochdale cooperative, SEATO, accouple, accumulate, act in concert, act together, addition, affiliate, affiliate with, affiliation, agglomeration, agglutinate, aggregation, agreement, alignment,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 35league — league1 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 or category of quality or excellence:… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 36league — in·ter·league; col·league; league; …

    English syllables

  • 37league — noun 1) a league of nations Syn: alliance, confederation, confederacy, federation, union, association, coalition, consortium, affiliation, cooperative, partnership, fellowship, syndicate 2) the store is not in the same league …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 38league — An association or society. 6 Am J2d Asso & C § 1. A unit of linear measure, equivalent to 3 miles. A mexican unit of area measure. The Mexican league as used in Texas and applicable to Spanish grants in the Neutral Ground has always been… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 39league — See: IN LEAGUE WITH, IVY LEAGUE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 40league — See: IN LEAGUE WITH, IVY LEAGUE …

    Dictionary of American idioms