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.

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