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league

Noun

1 an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members [syn: conference]
2 an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
3 an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles) v : unite to form a league

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • liːɡ, /li:g/
  • Rhymes with: -iːɡ

Noun

  1. A group or organization
    The Red-headed League in Sherlock Holmes
  2. An organization of sports teams that play against each other for a championship
    the National Football League, the American (baseball) League
  3. (measurement) The distance that a person can walk in one hour. Commonly taken to be three English miles (about five kilometres).
    M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (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;

Translations

organization of sports teams
distance

Verb

  1. To form an association.

Extensive Definition

The term League may refer to:

Measurement

Groups of people

French Ligues (translated "Leagues")

These are factions of street politics, not political parties running for office.

Fiction, music, and entertainment

Other uses

league in German: Liga
league in Korean: 리그
league in Dutch: Liga
league in Japanese: リーグ
league in Polish: Liga
league in Russian: Лига
league in Simple English: League
league in Swedish: Liga

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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