verb (used with or without object), leagued, lea·guing.
- league city,
- league football,
- league of arab states,
- league of nations,
- league of women voters
Origin of league1
Origin of league2
Examples from the Web for league
But as an American creating a new brand here, and living the daily life of the souk, he seems to be in a league of his own.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I spoke to the League of Women Voters, a pretty liberal group... I still went and spoke to them.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as far as security at the screenings goes, League says his theaters have taken the necessary precautions.
The Daily Beast spoke to a jubilant League on Tuesday about the behind-the-scenes battle to get The Interview to movie theaters.
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.
They were located within a radius of one league of each other and must correspond to the three seen by Moraga.The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California|Sherburne F. Cook
Within a mile ahead of us; but to enter the Hook, the bar must be crossed a league or two off.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
A thousand persons met the delegates in that town; formed their own council, and embraced the league with enthusiasm.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
How comes it, Kala, that thou livest all alone half a league from the village?The Call Of The South|Louis Becke
The League, furious at this stroke of policy, tried to impose a council of thirty-six advisers upon the king.
verb leagues, leaguing or leagued
Word Origin for league
Word Origin for league
"alliance," mid-15c., ligg, from Middle French ligue "confederacy, league" (15c.), from Italian lega, from legare "to tie, to bind," from Latin ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Originally among nations, subsequently extended to political associations (1846) and sports associations (1879). League of Nations first attested 1917 (created 1919).
distance of about three miles, late 14c., ultimately from Late Latin leuga (cf. French lieue, Spanish legua, Italian lega), said by Roman writers to be from Gaulish. A vague measure (perhaps originally an hour's hike) never in official use in England, where it is recorded more often in poetic than in practical writing.
"to form a league," 1610s, from league (n.1). Related: Leagued; leaguing.
see big league; in league with; in the same league.