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WHAT IS MEANING OF LEAGUE

LEAGUE
league (noun)
league (noun)
American League (noun)
big league (noun)
bush league (noun)
bush–league (adjective)
major leagues (noun)
minor league (noun)
National League (noun)
Rugby League (noun)
plural leagues
[count]
1
: a group of sports teams that play against each other
a softball/bowling league
the National Football League
— often used figuratively
I enjoy playing chess, but when I tried playing against George, I knew right away that I was out of my league. [=I knew that he was much better than I was]
According to one restaurant reviewer, the two chefs are not even in the same league. [=one of the chefs is much better than the other]
He’s a pretty good writer, but he’s not in the same league as she is. = He’s a pretty good writer, but she’s in a different league altogether. [=she is a much better writer than he is]
When it comes to cooking, he’s in a league of his own. [=he is a much better cook than anyone else]
— see also big league, bush league, ivy league, little league, major leagues, minor league
2
: a group or organization of nations or people united for a purpose
the League of Nations
joined the League of Voters
The league has grown to include 12 member states.
in league (with)
: working with someone especially to do something dishonest
She denies that she is in league with [=conspiring with] corrupt officials.
He suspects that they are in league together [=working with each other; working together] against him.

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