Meaning of “league” in the English Dictionary

"league" in British English

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leaguenoun [ C ]

uk /liːɡ/ us /liːɡ/

league noun [ C ] (SPORT)

B1 a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other:

Who do you think will win the league championship this year?
Liverpool were top of the Football League that year.
They are currently bottom of the league.

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(Definition of “league” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"league" in American English

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leaguenoun [ 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 Nations
in 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.

(Definition of “league” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)