league - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “league”

See all translations

league

noun [C]  us   /liɡ/

league noun [C] (SPORTS)

a group of teams or players in a sport who take part in competitions against each other: Our team has the worst record in the league. Do you belong to a bowling league? A league is also a group in which all the players, people, or things are on approximately the same level: His new movie is just not in the same league as his last one (= not as good as the one before).

league noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a group of people or countries that join together because they have the same interest: the League of Nationsin league with fml If someone is in league with someone else, they have agreed secretly to do something together, esp. something illegal or wrong: They were in league with their accountants to cheat the government by hiding their real income.
Translations of “league”
in Arabic اِتِّحاد…
in Korean 리그, 연맹…
in Malaysian liga…
in French ligue, division…
in Turkish spor ligi…
in Italian serie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體育, (體育項目)聯合會,聯賽,聯盟…
in Russian лига…
in Polish liga…
in Vietnamese liên minh, liên đoàn…
in Spanish liga…
in Portuguese liga…
in Thai สหพันธ์…
in German der Bund, die Liga…
in Catalan lliga…
in Japanese (スポーツの)リーグ…
in Indonesian liga…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体育, (体育项目)联合会,联赛,联盟…
(Definition of league from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of league?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “league” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More