noun (2) Definition of league (Entry 2 of 3) 1 a : an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose the League of Nations the League of Voters. b (1) : an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals He organized a bowling league. (2) : a group of sports teams that regularly play one another the National Football League.
n. 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.
league definition: 1. a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other: 2. a group…. Learn more.
Definition of league noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more.
the aggregation of persons, parties, states, etc., associated in such a covenant or compact; confederacy. an association of individuals having a common goal. a group of athletic teams organized to promote mutual interests and to compete chiefly among themselves: a bowling league. Sports.
league in British English1. (liːɡ ) noun. 1. an association or union of persons, nations, etc, formed to promote the interests of its members. 2. an association of sporting clubs that organizes matches between member teams of a similar standard. 3. a class, category, or level.
The two meanings of league are quite different — either it’s a group or federation joined for a common purpose (say, your bowling league or the League of Nations) or it’s a rough measurement of about three miles, usually at sea.
2. (informal) a level of quality, ability, etc. As a painter, he is in a league of his own (= much better than others). They're in a different league from us. When it comes to cooking, I'm not in her league (= she is much better than me). A house like that is out of our league (= too expensive for us). 3.