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Definition of "league" []

  • An association of states, organizations, or individuals for common action; an alliance. (noun)
  • Sports An association of teams or clubs that compete chiefly among themselves. Also called loop1. (noun)
  • A class or level of competition: The ski jump was out of his league. (noun)
  • To come together in or as if in a league. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bring together in or as if in a league. (verb-transitive)
  • An association or union of persons, nations, etc, formed to promote the interests of its members (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An association of sporting clubs that organizes matches between member teams of a similar standard (noun)
  • A class, category, or level (noun)
  • Of, involving, or belonging to a league (noun)
  • To form or be formed into a league (verb)

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Use "league" in a sentence
  • "Not until the fall of 1918 did Wilson start using the word league himself."
  • "(Long) was available, and the left tackle in this league is a premium."
  • "The tackle was available, and the left tackle in this league is a premium."