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
- liːɡ, /li:g/
- Rhymes with: -iːɡ
- A group or organization
- The Red-headed League in Sherlock Holmes
- An organization of sports teams that play against each other
for a championship
- the National Football League, the American (baseball) League
- (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;
- German: Meile
- To form an association.
The term League may refer to:
Groups of people
- League of Women Voters
- League of the Public Weal, an alliance of feudal nobles organized in 1465 in defiance of the centralized authority of King Louis XI of France
- League of Spiritual Discovery, a Baltimore-based arts and politics group
- League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, a regional autonomist political party in Serbia
- Catholic League (French), created by Henry I, Duke of Guise in 1576 and was bent upon extirpating Protestantism in France
- League Against Cruel Sports, a UK animal welfare campaign
French Ligues (translated "Leagues")These are factions of street politics, not political parties running for office.
Fiction, music, and entertainment
- League of Nobles in the Dune prequel series written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
- Justice League of America, a popular American superhero team and comic book published by DC Comics
- The Red-Headed League, 1892 story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- A League of Their Own, 1992 film which tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
- The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, 1919 novel, sequel to the 1903 play/novel The Scarlet Pimpernel
- The League of Gentlemen (film), a 1959 movie directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870.
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 1999 graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film) 2003 film adaptation of the novel
- La Lega, an Italian song
- Solarian League, a fictional star nation in David Weber's Honorverse
- Terran League, a fictional confederation of planets populated by those descended mainly from old Earth Asians, in David Weber's 1992 book Path of the Fury''.
- League Collegiate Wear, a college apparel company
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
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