Meaning of league


Pronunciation: (lēg), [key]
— n., v., leagued, lea•guing.
  1. 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. the aggregation of persons, parties, states, etc., associated in such a covenant or compact; confederacy.
  3. an association of individuals having a common goal.
  4. a group of athletic teams organized to promote mutual interests and to compete chiefly among themselves: a bowling league.
    1. Seemajor league.
    2. Seeminor league.
  5. group; class; category: As a pianist he just simply isn't in your league.
  6. working together, often secretly or for a harmful purpose; united.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to unite in a league; combine.


Pronunciation: (lēg), [key]
— n.
  1. 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).
  2. a square league, as a unit of land measure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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