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League meaning

league - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2. 4 to 4. 6 English statute miles of 5. 280 feet each, and used ( as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
  2. 2. A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
  3. 3. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
  4. 4. To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
  5. 5. An alliance; confederacy; distance of three miles.
  6. 6. To form a league; unite.

league - examples of usage

  1. They had a regular code of signals, and nearly every person in the Holetown settlement was in league with them. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. Major- league politics was involved. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. He is in league with the chief of the Paris detective. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
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