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Definitions of league

  1. an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  2. unite to form a league
  3. an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
  4. an obsolete unit of distance of variable length ( usually 3 miles)
  5. A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2. 4 to 4. 6 English statute miles of 5. 280 feet each, and used ( as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
  6. A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
  7. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
  8. To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
  9. To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.
  10. An agreement between two or more persons, nations, or parties for the accomplishment of some purpose for their common good; a measure of three geographical miles.
  11. To combine for mutual interests.
  12. A distance of about three English miles, but varying greatly in different countries.
  13. A bond or alliance: union for the promotion of mutual interest.
  14. To form a league: to unite for mutual interest:- pr. p. leaguing; pa. t. and pa. p. leagued.
  15. An alliance; confederacy; distance of three miles.
  16. To form a league; unite.
  17. To join in a league; combine.
  18. An alliance.
  19. A varying measure of distance. The marine league equals 3 geographic miles.
  20. Alliance or union for the promotion of a common interest; confederacy.
  21. A measure of length, containing three miles, though varying in different countries. A sea league, nearly three and a half miles.
  22. To unite in a league; to confederate.
  23. A union or combination for interest, friendship, or party purposes; an alliance.
  24. To unite or combine for mutual aid or defence, & c.
  25. A measure of length of 3 Eng. miles; a sea league is nearly 3 1/ 2 Eng. miles.
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Quotes of league

  1. As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains the center of interest for all nations, blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate even within the League itself. – Hjalmar Branting
  2. The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries. – Rene Cassin
  3. I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it. – Gerry Cooney
  4. You can be the best person in the league but if you don't win championships, something's missing. – Terrell Davis
  5. Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there. – Joe DiMaggio
  6. I've never seen anything like it since. Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot of European players came and played in our league so we were more familiar with them. – Marcel Dionne
  7. I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it's a totally different league There's a lot more to it. – John Elway
  8. The Arena League is the best thing that could have happened to me because I get to run the whole process. I'm seeing not only the football side but the business side. – John Elway
  9. Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball. – Jim Evans
  10. We want to add an American League pennant... and to bring the World Series to Arlington. – Tom Hicks
  11. Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. – Abe Lemons
  12. I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning. – Mark Messier
  13. I had come to regard the U. S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake. – Elliot Richardson
  14. I spent money, I slept with women around the league but I always kept my mind on the game. – Dennis Rodman
  15. I think the big thing I've had going for me in that regard has been the success of the league I don't have quite as much control over things as people believe, so I frequently receive more credit than I deserve, and occasionally more criticism as well. – Pete Rozelle

Usage examples for league

  1. " I have one, sir," he said, " but I live half a league from here." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. I have bought this building for the purpose of holding the meetings of the members of our league – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. " About half a league over the ridge," pointing to the south. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  4. Do you think she'd join the Lucy Stone League – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  5. Although these associations were not founded particularly for Latin- American objects, their present efforts are particularly bent in that direction, as the Pan- German League lately declared. – South America and the War by F. A. Kirkpatrick
  6. 5. " A league from Epidamnum had we sail'd, Before the always- wind- obeying deep Gave any tragic instance of our harm." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. Preachers of the League – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. Indeed, they carried on a kind of league of mutual good offices. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  9. The union was declared to be a " firm league of friendship." – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  10. " You'll strike Cranton's heading, due east by the chain sloos, in a league he said. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  11. In league with you! – Yolanda of Cyprus by Cale Young Rice
  12. It was a mere league between the state governments. – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  13. For many a league they kept up the chase, and their howling was grim to hear. – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  14. Our fire engines are terrible when they are heard a league away, every quarter has one. – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  15. After walking another league and a half with great difficulty our strength began to fail. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  16. Red Gap itself was mad about it last winter, when it got a taste of the big- league stuff. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. The Nations and the League – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  18. You are talking to me as you might talk to a committee of the Good Government League and possibly for the same reason. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  19. She is in league with the whole singing earth, which once a year sets out on its long procession of praise. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  20. League upon rolling league of imperial purple! – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett

Rhymes for league