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View synonyms for leaguer

leaguer

1

[ lee-ger ]

noun

  1. a member of a league.


leaguer

2

[ lee-ger ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to besiege.

noun

  1. a siege.

leaguer

1

/ ˈliːɡə /

noun

  1. a member of a league


leaguer

2

/ ˈliːɡə /

noun

  1. an encampment, esp of besiegers
  2. the siege itself
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Word History and Origins

Origin of leaguer1

First recorded in 1585–95; league 1 + -er 1

Origin of leaguer2

First recorded in 1590–1600, leaguer is from the Dutch word leger army, camp. See lair 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of leaguer1

C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair 1
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Example Sentences

He studies his starts on film, and because the time off has helped his body heal, he’s finally able to work on his craft between starts, going into detail with former big leaguer and current Lehigh Valley pitching coach Aaron Fultz.

Before 2019, Marcus Semien was already a valuable major leaguer.

He is an everyday big leaguer trying to find his way at 23, an unfinished product with an undetermined future.

Major leaguers can’t participate in the Olympics, and that’s a detriment for all competing countries, but especially Team USA.

From Ozy

Earlier this month, in a “B game” with minor leaguers, he played nine innings in center field and looked comfortable.

The Christians were through the leaguer, and entered Mawana without losing a man, and with their supply of cartridges intact.

A dead silence soon reigned over that great host which lay in leaguer before Liege.

But we cannot hold out with our few folk and scanty provender against the leaguer of thirty thousand.

Rogers speaks of shipping while at Batavia "half a leaguer of Spelman's neep, or the best sort of arrack."

I looked about for a place to stand upon, to speak unto the people, for they lay all up and down, like people at a leaguer.

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