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Definition of "major league" []

  • Either of the two principal groups of professional baseball teams in the United States. (noun)
  • A league of principal importance in other professional sports, such as basketball, football, or ice hockey. (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.

Use "major league" in a sentence
  • "Parnell sharp as Mets beat GiantsNEW YORK - Bobby Parnell pitched six crisp innings in his second major league start and the New York Mets opened an important homestand with a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night."
  • "Pinch-hitter Bryan Petersen singled in his major league debut, starting the decisive rally against Brian Bruney (1-2)."
  • "Which makes me wonder … Yeah, oh yeah, there it is—an online Sportsbook and yes, they are most definitely taking bets on the Belmont, as well as just about every professional sporting event out there, from soccer matches to major league baseball."