league

listen to the pronunciation of league
İngilizce - Türkçe
lig

Onun liginde değilsin. - You're not in her league.

Tom'un takımı ligdeki takımların en kötüsüdür. - Tom's team is the worst team in the league.

{i} küme
{i} fersah
(Politika, Siyaset) anlaşma
{i} birlik
dernek
çeşitli memleketlere göre değişen yaklaşık olarak 5 kilometrelik uzaklık ölçüsü
{i} antlaşma
lig/birlik
{i} spor lig
birleş/birleştir
{i} işbirliği
demek
(Kanun,Ticaret) cemiyet

Japonya 1933'te Milletler Cemiyetinden ayrıldı. - Japan seceded from the League of Nations in 1933.

ligin
league championship
lig şampiyonluğu
league of arab states
(Politika, Siyaset) arap ülkeleri teşkilatı
league table
fikstür
League of Nations
Milletler Cemiyeti
league together
biraraya gel
league of
lig
league of corinth
Korint lig
league of nations
Milletler cemiyeti: Birleşmiş Milletler'in temeli sayılabilecek bu organizasyon, İ. Dünya Savaşı'nin ardından İsviçre’de 1919'da "Cemiyet-i Akvam" (Milletler Cemiyeti) adıyla kuruldu. Amacı, ülkeler arasında yaşanabilecek sorunları barışçı yollarla çözmek idi. Bir süre çalıştı fakat fazla bir varlık gösteremedi. İİ. Dünya Savaşı'nin ardından dağıldı. 6 Temmuz 1932'de Cemiyet-i Akvam, Türkiye'yi üyeliğe davet etmiş, 9 Temmuz'da TBMM Türkiye’nin Milletler Cemiyeti'ne giriş davetini onaylamış ve 18 Temmuz 1932'de Türkiye, Cemiyet-i Akvam'a resmen üye olmuştur
league of women voters
Kadınların lig seçmenler
league standings
(Spor) Puan durumu
league tables
lig tabloları
league of states
(Politika, Siyaset) eyaletler birliği
league together
biraraya gelmek
league together against
birlik oluşturmak
be in league with
(Konuşma Dili) işbirliği yapmak
be in league with
müttefiki olmak
join the league
lige yükselmek
Turkish Aviation League
Türk Hava Kurumu
baseball league
beysbol ligi
basketball league
basketbol ligi
bowling league
bovling ligi
football league
futbol ligi
hockey league
hokey ligi
major league
büyük lig
minor league
ikinci lig
Ivy League
Doğu Amerika’nın sekiz seçkin üniversitesinin oluşturduğu grup
arab league
Arap Birliği
be out of one's league
(deyim) Bir şey ya da kişi ile aynı seviyede olmamak
big league
büyük lig

Büyük liglere hoş geldiniz. - Welcome to the big leagues.

confederate, league
Lig ittifak
delian league
Delian lig
hanseatic league
Hansa Birliği, Almanya'nin kuzeyindeki kentlerin ve yabancı ülkelerde yaşayan Alman gruplarının, karşılıklı çıkarlarını korumak amacıyla kurduklan ticari örgütlenme
holy league
kutsal lig
in league
lig
little league
küçük lig
out of my league
beni aşıyor
out of your league
dışarı senin lig
second league
ikinci lig
Ivy League
amerika'nın sekiz seçkin üniversitesi
be in league with
-in müttefiki olmak
bush league
ikinci lig [beysb.]
european league for economic cooperation
(Avrupa Birliği) Avrupa Ekonomik İşbirliği Ligi
minor league
spor ikinci lig
withdraw from league
ligden çekilmek
İngilizce - İngilizce
An organization of sports teams which play against one another for a championship

My favorite sports organizations are the National Football League and the American League in baseball.

To form an association
The distance that a person can walk in one hour, commonly taken to be approximately three English miles (about five kilometers)

Seven leagues above the mouth of the river we meet with two other passes, as large as the middle one by which we entered.''.

A group or association of cooperating members

The Red-headed League in Sherlock Holmes stories.

{n} a confederacy, a measure of three miles
{v} to join, band or conspire together
If you say that someone is in league with another person to do something bad, you mean that they are working together to do that thing. There is no evidence that the broker was in league with the fraudulent vendor. Separatist League Spartacus League Achaean League Aetolian League American League Anti Corn Law League Arab League League of Arab States Arcadian League Augsburg League of Balkan League Cambrai League of Canadian Football League Catholic League Corinth League of Delian League Hanseatic League Holy League League of the Iroquois Ivy League League of Nations Little League Lombard League Muslim League All India Muslim League National Football League National Hockey League National League Nonpartisan League Peloponnesian League Schmalkaldic League Solemn League and Covenant Three Emperors' League Union League League for the Independence of Vietnam
an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
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
You use the word league to make comparisons between different people or things, especially in terms of their quality. Her success has taken her out of my league Their record sales would put them in the same league as The Rolling Stones
A distance measurement of three nautical miles
The distance that a person can walk in one hour. Commonly taken to be three English miles (about five kilometres)
3 nautical miles
Unit of area used in the southwest U S , equal to 25 labors, or 4428 acres (Texas), or 4439 acres (California)
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
A measure of distance approximately 3 45 nautical miles
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Measure of distance 1 league=approximately 3 5 nautical miles
A group or organization
A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league
an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles) unite to form a league
A measure of distance equal to approximately three miles; varies in different countries
[n] A unit of distance that varied at different times and in different countries; among French explorers and colonists in North America, a league was equivalent to about 3-5 kilometers or 2-3 miles
{f} join together, unite in a league
A marine measure of distance In different times and countries it has varied from 2 4 miles to 4 6 miles
A league is a group of people, clubs, or countries that have joined together for a particular purpose, or because they share a common interest. the League of Nations. the World Muslim League
a unit of measurment equal to three statute miles
A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2
To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate
A version of rugby with 13 players and different rules than are used in rugby union
To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements
a group of 3-4 people divided by random choice or geographic location
A league is a group of teams that play the same sport or activity against each other. the American League series between the Boston Red Sox and World Champion Oakland Athletics The club are on the brink of promotion to the Premier League
unite to form a league
In the Pokémon storyline, the Pokémon League is an organization in which Pokémon trainers compete In the Pokémon TCG, it's a real-life event organized by Wizards of the Coast The Pokémon TCG League occurs once a week at selected stores such as Toys 'R' Us, Books-A-Million, and Wizards of the Coast stores For more information on the Pokémon TCG League, visit Wizards of the Coast's official website
A measure of distance, primarily nautical, of approximately three miles
an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
{i} group of people (or parties, countries, etc.) who have joined together for a particular purpose, association, confederation, union, alliance; group of athletic teams; unit of distance
4 to 4
The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each
six to twelve teams, all at the same school and skill levels Add a New League Modify Existing League
An organization of sports teams that play against each other for a championship
an alliance of teams that organizes sporting competition
League Championship Series
The best-of-seven series of games to determine the winner of each of the National League and the American League
League of Nations
An international organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War. Its goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation, diplomacy and improving global quality of life. The predecessor of the United Nations
league cup
A single-elimination tournament for which entry is restricted only to teams in the top national league or leagues
league cups
plural form of league cup
league table
such a listing of hospitals, schools and other institutions showing their ranking according to various indicators of performance
league table
a tabular display of the teams in some league, together with details of matches played, goals scored, points awarded etc
league standings
(Spor) A list of teams or players put in order according to how many games or points they have won in matches or competitions
League against Cruel Sports
a UK organization which wants to make killing animals for sport illegal. It is especially opposed to the sport of hunting foxes
League of Arab States
Arab League, association of Arab countries established to promote common Arab interests, LAS
League of Augsburg
Coalition formed in 1686 by Emperor Leopold I, the kings of Sweden and Spain, and the electors of Bavaria, Saxony, and the Palatinate. The league was formed to oppose the expansionist plans of Louis XIV of France prior to the War of the Grand Alliance. It proved ineffective because of the reluctance of some princes to oppose France and the absence of provisions for combined military action
League of Cambrai
(1508-10) Alliance of Pope Julius II, Emperor Maximilian I, King Louis XII, and King Ferdinand V, formed in 1508. Ostensibly directed against the Turks, its actual aim was to attack the Republic of Venice and divide its possessions among the allies. The allies were unable to act together because of their individual ambitions, and the league collapsed in 1510, when the pope joined with Venice, while Ferdinand became neutral
League of Corinth
Alliance established at Corinth in 337 BC. It comprised the ancient Greek states except Sparta, and was led by Philip II of Macedonia. Delegates, elected in proportion to their state's military power, decided federal policies. The league declared war on Persia, but under Alexander the Great it contributed little to the war effort. Its major act was to condemn the Thebans to slavery and distribute their lands among other states following revolts in 336 and 335. It was disbanded after Alexander's death (323)
League of Nations
international organization established after World War l to create world peace and cooperation, forerunner of the United Nations (1920 - 1938)
League of Nations
A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined the League. Essentially powerless, it was officially dissolved in 1946. an international organization that was established after World War I to encourage countries to work together and achieve international peace. It was replaced in 1946 by the United Nations. Organization for international cooperation established by the Allied Powers at the end of World War I. A league covenant, embodying the principles of collective security and providing for an assembly, a council, and a secretariat, was formulated at the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and contained in the Treaty of Versailles. The covenant also set up a system of colonial mandates. Headquartered at Geneva, the League was weakened by the failure of the U.S., which had not ratified the Treaty of Versailles, to join the organization. Discredited by its failure to prevent Japanese expansion in Manchuria and China, Italy's conquest of Ethiopia, and Germany's seizure of Austria, the League ceased its activities during World War II. It was replaced in 1946 by the United Nations
League of Women Voters
a US organization that encourages women to vote, and makes sure that laws or policies that affect women are properly discussed and thought about
league cup tournament
series of games played by members of a league
league of nations
an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never joined and it remained powerless; it was dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was formed
league table
A league table is a list that shows how successful an organization such as a sports team or a business is when it is compared to other similar organizations. a league table of British schools ranked by exam results. a list in which people, teams, or organizations are shown in order of their success or quality
American League
The younger of the two professional baseball leagues within Major League Baseball
Arab League
an international organization of Arabic-speaking nations, established to coordinate political, cultural, health and communications activities
Cactus League
The set of Major League Baseball teams which play spring training games in Arizona
Grapefruit League
The set of Major League Baseball teams which play spring training games in Florida
Ivy League
An association of eight universities and colleges
Ivy League
of, relating to, or resembling such institutions
Little League
an organization that sponsors and organizes baseball and softball leagues for children
Major League Baseball
The combination of the National League and the American League
Major League Baseball
The highest level professional baseball organization in the United States and Canada
National League
The older of the two professional baseball leagues within Major League Baseball
big league
Major league

He made a real big league play.

big league
A major league
big-league
large or important
big-league
major-league
bush league
Amateurish
bush league
A low-ranking or inferior level among groups, professions, organizations, etc
bush league
Having inferior quality
bush league
A professional sports association at the lower levels of minor league organization
bush-league
Minor-league; second-rate
hot stove league
The discussion of a sport that happens during the sports off-season

No Hot Stove League in this town. No, no, no. Here in Boston, USA, and throughout New England, we play in the Blast Furnace League.

in a league of one's own
Far excelling even the closest contender; not having any worthy competition
major league
An association of sports teams which plays at the highest skill level of its sport, especially Major League Baseball
major league
The highest level of competition in a field of endeavor

You can't be so casual. You're in the major leagues now.

major league
Analogous in importance to a major league sports team

Calatrava is a major league architect.

major league
Serious, intensive

The company made a major league effort to get the contract.

major league
Of or pertaining to a major sports league
major-league
By extension, high-level, significant

Bill accidentally faxed sensitive documents to our competitors, and such a major-league mess-up could only be dealt with by firing Bill.

major-league
Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States
minor league
Having a quality less than the best possible
minor league
An association of sports teams that plays at a level below the major leagues of a sport
minor-league
Of or pertaining to a minor league
minor-league
Of relatively minor importance
non-league
Playing in a division below The Football League, being amateur or semi-professional teams
out of one's league
exceeding one's competence level

Most U.S. authors trying to depict European sophistication seem indefinably out of their league, like children sashaying around in grown-up shoes.

out of one's league
In a situation in which one is mismatched with one or more others, whose accomplishments, preparedness, or other characteristics are on a significantly higher or lower level than one's own

He has an unwitting instructor in his cocky, bullying co-worker and pal, Kent (Pablo Schreiber), a slimeball whose knockout wife, Carly (Piper Perabo), is way out of his league.

out of one's league
too good or too expensive for one's level
rugby league
A version of rugby football, played between two teams of thirteen
seven-league boots
Fairy-tale boots enabling the wearer to reach seven leagues at a stride
leagued
{a} confederated, joined, united
out of one's league
(deyim) Out of one's league is slang for to be in a situation where one is surrounded by people who are more skilful, experienced and sophisticated than oneself
Achaean League
3rd-century BC confederation of towns of Achaea, an area in the northern Peloponnese of ancient Greece. Twelve cities had joined together by the 4th century BC to combat piracy, but they disbanded after the death of Alexander the Great. Ten cities renewed the league in 280 BC, later admitting non-Achaean cities to defend themselves against Macedonia, then Sparta, and finally Rome. Rome dissolved the league after defeating it in 146 BC. Later a smaller league was formed that existed into the Roman imperial age
Aetolian League
Federal state of ancient Aetolia in central Greece, probably based on a looser tribal community. A leading power by 340 BC, the Aetolian League resisted invasions by Macedonia in 322 and 314-311, expanded into Delphi, and allied with Boeotia 300. It fended off the Gauls in 279 and formed an alliance with Macedonia ( 270-240). The league's power in central Greece was confirmed with the defeat of the Boeotians (245). From the late 3rd century Aetolia began to lose power and territory to Macedonia, culminating in the sacking of the league's federal capital, Thermum, by Philip V in 220. The league then allied with Rome against Macedonia and defeated Philip at Cynoscephalae (197). Rome later forced it into a permanent alliance (189) that cost it territory, power, and independence
American Basketball League
ABL, one of the professional basketball leagues in the USA
American Football League
AFL, one of the two professional football leagues in the USA
American League
one of the two professional baseball leagues in the United States and Canada
American League
a group of professional baseball teams in the US which play against each other. Every year, the team that wins in this league plays against the winning team of the National League in the World Series. With the National League, one of two associations in the U.S. and Canada of professional, major league baseball teams. The league was founded in 1900. There are now three divisions: Eastern (comprising the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays), Central (Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and Minnesota Twins), and Western (Anaheim Angels, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers)
Anti Defamation League
organization opposed to and taking action against racial slander and libel, ADL
Anti-Corn Law League
British organization founded in 1839, devoted to fighting England's Corn Laws, regulations governing the import and export of grain. It was led by Richard Cobden, who saw the laws as both morally wrong and economically damaging. The league mobilized the industrial middle classes against the landlords, and Cobden won over the prime minister, Sir Robert Peel. The Corn Laws were repealed in 1846
Arab League
An association of Arab states established in 1945 to promote cooperation among member nations in matters relating to economic and social development and foreign policy. an organization of Arab countries in North Africa and southwest Asia, which was formed in 1945. or League of Arab States Regional organization formed in 1945 and based in Cairo. It initially comprised Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan (now Jordan), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen; joining later were Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Mauritania, Somalia, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Djibouti, and Comoros. The league's original aims were to strengthen and coordinate political, cultural, economic, and social programs and to mediate disputes; a later aim was to coordinate military defense. Members have often split on political issues; Egypt was suspended for 10 years (1979-89) following its peace with Israel, and the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) also caused deep rifts. See also Pan-Arabism
Arab League
Federation comprised of Arab states stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf
Arab League
The Arab League, established in March 1945, aims to improve relations among Arab nations Headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt Members include: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
Arab League
association of Arab countries which promotes common Arab interests
Arcadian League
Confederation of ancient Greek city-states of Arcadia. Arcadian towns had been forced to ally with Sparta by 550 BC, and most Arcadians remained faithful to Sparta during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC). In an effort to contain Sparta, Epaminondas of Thebes founded the city-state of Megalopolis in 371-368 BC as the seat of the Arcadian League. The League united the Arcadians for a few decades until internal discord crippled their confederation
Balkan League
(1912-13) Alliance of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro, which fought the first Balkan War against the Ottoman empire. Ostensibly created to limit Austrian power in the Balkans, the league was actually formed at the instigation of Russia to expel the Turks from the Balkans. The league disintegrated when its members quarreled over the division of territorial spoils after their victory in the first Balkan War
Canadian Football League
Major Canadian professional gridiron football organization, formed in 1958. The league's Western Conference includes teams from Edmonton, Calgary, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg; its Eastern Conference comprises teams from Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. The conference winners compete for the Grey Cup. The CFL plays a gridiron style of football
Catholic League
(1609-35) Military alliance of the Catholic powers of Germany, led by Maximilian I, duke of Bavaria, and designed to stem the growth of Protestantism in Germany. Plans for a league had long been discussed, but the formation of the Protestant Union in 1608 finally caused the Catholics to unite. In alliance with the Habsburg emperors, the League's forces, led by Graf von Tilly, played a key role in the Thirty Years' War. The league was abolished by the Peace of Prague (1635)
Covenant of the League of Nations
constitution in which the principles and purposes of the League of Nations were outlined
Delian League
Confederacy of ancient Greek states led by Athens and based on the island of Delos. Founded in 478 BC to combat Persia, its members included Aegean states and islands; Athens supplied commanders and assessed tributes of ships or money. It achieved a major victory in 467-466 when its fleet drove out Persian garrisons on the southern Anatolian coast. After 454 its leaders moved the treasury to Athens for safekeeping, used it to rebuild the city's temples, and treated the league as the Athenian empire. Most league members sided with Athens in the Peloponnesian War, which diverted the league from its Persian campaign. After defeating Athens in battle in 405, Sparta disbanded the league in 404. Fear of Sparta helped revive the league in the early 4th century, but it weakened as Sparta declined and was crushed by Philip II at the Battle of Chaeronea (338)
Football League
an organization of professional football teams in England and Wales. It consists of three 'Divisions': Divisions One, Two, and Three, but does not include the FA Premiership, which is the highest division. Professional football in Scotland is controlled by a similar organization called the Scottish Football League
Hanseatic League
medieval league of towns for the promotion and protection of commerce (in North Germany and adjacent countries)
Hanseatic League
a trade organization of German towns, which existed from the 13th to the 17th centuries to protect each other against competition from abroad. Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck are still known as Hanseatic cities. or Hansa (from German Hanse, "association") Organization founded in the late medieval period by northern German towns and merchant communities to protect their trading interests. The league dominated commercial activity in northern Europe from the 13th to the 15th century. It protected transport of goods by quelling pirates and brigands and fostered safe navigation by building lighthouses. Most important, it sought to organize and control trade by winning commercial privileges and monopolies and by establishing trading bases overseas. In extreme cases its members resorted to warfare, as when they raised an armed force that defeated the Danes in 1368 and confirmed the league's supremacy in the Baltic Sea. Over 150 towns were at some point associated with the league, including Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck
Holy League
(1576-98) Association of Roman Catholics during the French Wars of Religion. It was first organized under the leadership of the 3rd duke de Guise, to oppose concessions granted to the Protestant Huguenots by Henry III. In 1584, when the Huguenot leader Henry of Navarra (later Henry IV) became heir to the throne, the Holy League set up an alternative candidate, with Spain's assistance. To put an end to the league, which challenged his authority, Henry III had the duke de Guise assassinated (1588), an act that, rather than destroying the League, led to Henry's own assassination in 1589. The league opposed the accession of Henry IV, but its power waned when he became a Roman Catholic in 1593
Howard League for Penal Reform
a British organization which is against physical punishment and the death sentence, and wants change in international attitudes to punishment and imprisonment
Israel Composers` League
organization for composers in Israel
Ivy League
The Ivy League is a group of eight universities in the north-eastern part of the United States, which have high academic and social status. an Ivy League college. Of or resembling the traditions of the Ivy League.Ivy Leaguer n. a group of eight old and respected universities in the northeastern US League. Group of eight universities in the northeastern U.S., high in academic and social prestige, that are members of an athletic conference for intercollegiate gridiron football dating to the 1870s. It consists of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, and Cornell universities, the University of Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth College
Ivy League
group of colleges and universities in the United States that are known for their academic excellence (Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Columbia)
Little League
The Little League is an organization of children's baseball teams that compete against each other in the United States. a baseball league for children in the US. International baseball organization for children and youth, started in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. , by Carl E. Stotz and brothers Bert and George Bebble. The league originally included boys aged 8-12; girls were admitted in 1974. It now includes two upper divisions for youths aged 13-15 and 16-18. In the junior division the game is played on a field two-thirds the size of a professional baseball diamond. A season comprises about 15 games. The organization expanded rapidly after World War II; by the 1990s there were about 2.5 million players in some 30 countries. The Little League World Series is held in Williamsport each year in August
Lombard League
Italian league that resisted attempts by the Holy Roman emperors to curtail the liberties of the communes of Lombardy in northern Italy in the 12th-13th century. Founded in 1167, it was backed by Pope Alexander III, who saw it as an ally against Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. After several military setbacks at the hands of the league, Frederick was forced to grant the Lombard cities communal liberties and jurisdiction under the Peace of Constance. The league again was renewed in 1226 and resisted Frederick II's attempt to reassert imperial power in northern Italy
Major League Baseball
professional baseball league in the United States and Canada, MLB
Major League Soccer
MLS, American professional soccer league
Muslim League
orig. All India Muslim League Political group that led the movement calling for a separate Muslim country to be created out of the partition of British India (1947). The league was founded in 1906, and in 1913 it adopted self-government for India as its goal. For several decades it supported Hindu-Muslim unity in an independent India, but in 1940, fearing Hindu domination, the league called for a separate state for India's Muslims. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the Muslim League (as the All Pakistan Muslim League) became Pakistan's dominant political party, but it gradually declined in popularity and by the 1970s had disappeared altogether. See also Mohammed Ali Jinnah
National Football League
Major professional football organization in the U.S. It was founded in 1920 at Canton, Ohio; its first president was Jim Thorpe. In 1970 it merged with the rival American Football League (founded 1959). Beginning with the 2002 season, it was divided into two conferences, each with four divisions. The National Conference consists of the East Division (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins), the South Division (Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers), the North Division (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings), and the West Division (Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco Forty-Niners, and Seattle Seahawks). The American Conference consists of the East Division (Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New York Jets), the South Division (Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans), the North Division (Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers), and the West Division (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers). The league season culminates with the Super Bowl, the annual championship game between the winners of the National and American conferences
National Football League
one of the two professional football leagues in the USA
National Hockey League
professional hockey league in the USA
National Hockey League
Organization of professional North American ice-hockey teams. The league was formed in 1917 by five Canadian teams; the first U.S. team, the Boston Bruins, was added in 1924. It today consists of 30 teams in two conferences and six divisions. The Eastern Conference includes the Atlantic Division (New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins), the Northeast Division (Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs), and the Southeast Division (Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals). The Western Conference includes the Central Division (Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues), the Northwest Division (Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Vancouver Canucks), and the Pacific Division (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, and San Jose Sharks). At the end of the regular winter season, the top teams in each division engage in a play-off for the Stanley Cup
National League
a group of professional baseball teams in the US which play against each other. Every year, the team that wins in this league plays against the winning team of the American League in the World series. Oldest existing U.S. major-league professional baseball organization. The league was founded in 1876. Its supremacy was challenged by several rival organizations over the years, of which only the American League has survived; since 1903 the champions of the two leagues have engaged in an annual World Series competition. Today the National League consists of 16 teams aligned in three divisions. In the Eastern Division are the Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins (Miami), Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies. In the Central Division are the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals. In the Western Division are the Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix), Colorado Rockies (Denver), Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants
Nonpartisan League
Alliance of U.S. farmers to gain protection from wheat monopolies. Founded in North Dakota in 1915 by Arthur Townley, it demanded that mills, grain elevators, banks, and hail-insurance companies be state owned. In 1916 its candidate, Lynn Frazier, was elected governor of North Dakota, and the state legislature enacted its program in 1919. The league declined after the 1920s and affiliated with the Democrats in 1956
Peloponnesian League
or Spartan Alliance Military coalition of Greek city-states led by Sparta, formed in the 6th century BC. League decisions about war, peace, or alliance were determined by congresses summoned by the Spartans. The league was a major force in Greek affairs, forming the core of resistance to the Persian invasions in 490 and 480 and fighting Athens in the Peloponnesian War. Its power declined after its defeat at Leuctra in 371, and the league disbanded in 366/365
Rugby League
a type of rugby played by teams of 13 players
Schmalkaldic League
Defensive alliance by Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire. It was established in 1531 at Schmalkalden, Germany, to defend the newly formed Lutheran churches from attack by the Catholic emperor Charles V. Fearing that the league would ally itself with his enemy, Francis I of France, Charles gave it de facto recognition until 1544, when he made peace with Francis. Charles then moved against the league militarily and by 1547 had effectively destroyed it. See also Schmalkaldic Articles
Solemn League and Covenant
(1643) Agreement between the English and Scots in which the Scots agreed to support the English Parliamentarians in their disputes with the Royalists, and both countries agreed to work for a civil and religious union of England, Scotland, and Ireland under a presbyterian-parliamentary system. The Scots sent an army to England in 1644, and Charles I surrendered to them in 1646. He later agreed to the covenant and received Scottish military assistance (1647). Neither Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth nor Charles II (after the 1660 Restoration) honoured the covenant, and it was not renewed. See also Covenanter
Three Emperors' League
German Dreikaiserbund. Diplomatic alignment of the empires of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia devised by Otto von Bismarck in 1872. Its aim was to neutralize disagreement between Austria-Hungary and Russia over spheres of influence in the Balkans and to isolate Germany's enemy France. After the first Three Emperors' League (1872-78) collapsed, Bismarck succeeded in renewing it (1881, 1884). When Russia declined a third renewal, Bismarck negotiated a separate accord with Russia, the Reinsurance Treaty (1887). See also Austro-German Alliance
Union League
Association formed to inspire loyalty to the Union cause in the American Civil War. Ohio Republicans formed the first Union League of America (1862) to counteract the antiwar Copperheads. Leagues formed in other states to support the war effort and to revitalize the Republican Party. They also acted as social organizations, and some remain as clubs in cities such as New York and Washington. After the Civil War, leagues formed in the South to promote the Republican cause among free blacks
arab league
an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
baseball league
a league of baseball teams
basketball league
a league of basketball teams
big league
{i} major league; big time, high level of success (Informal)
bowling league
a league of bowling teams
bush league
A minor league.bush leaguer n. badly done or of such bad quality that it is not acceptable
bush league
minor league (non-professional baseball league)
bush-league
not of the highest quality or sophistication
different league
different level of ability, different level of expertise
epworth league
A religious organization of Methodist young people, founded in 1889 at Cleveland, Ohio, and taking its name from John Wesley's birthplace, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
football league
a league of football teams
hanseatic league
a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in the 13th century and most powerful in the 14th century
hockey league
a league of hockey teams
in league with
allied with, having an agreement with
in league(p)
(usually followed by `with') united in effort as if in a league; "they found out that some policemen were in league with the criminals
iroquois league
a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
ivy league
While its eight members (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale) are highly selective colleges for admission, the designation "Ivy League" only refers to their membership in a common athletic conference
ivy league
a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
ivy league
The athletic conference that boasts academic powerhouses Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale Acceptance to an Ivy League school is considered the brass ring of the application process, although many argue that an equal–if not better–education can be achieved at many other non-Ivy League schools
land league
In Ireland, a combination of tenant farmers and other, organized, with Charles Stewart Parnell as president, in 1879 with a view to the reduction of farm rents and a reconstruction of the land laws
leagued
past of league
leagues
third-person singular of league
leagues
plural of league
leaguing
present participle of league
little league
a commercially sponsored baseball league for players between 8 and 12 years of age
little-league team
a team that plays in a little league
local league
league belonging to a particular geographical area
major league
The major leagues are groups of professional sports teams that compete against each other, especially in American baseball. Chandler was instrumental in making Jackie Robinson the first black player in the major leagues
major league
Major league means connected with the major leagues in baseball. a town with no major league baseball
major league
If someone moves into the major league or makes it into the major league, they become very successful in their career. Once a girl has made it into the major league every detail is mapped out by her agency
major league
Major league people or institutions are important or successful. James Hawes's first film boasts major-league stars
major league
the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
major league
{i} national league, highest league (Sports)
major-league team
a team that plays in a major league
minor league
professional sports league ranked below the major league (usually for players beginning their professional sports careers)
minor league
a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
minor league
A league of professional sports clubs that are not in the major leagues but are usually owned by or affiliated with major-league teams
minor-league team
a team that plays in a minor league
national league
countrywide league, professional sports league that includes teams from all parts of a particular nation
out of his league
not in his own class, beyond his ability
premier league
national league
primrose league
A league of both sexes among the Conservatives, founded in 1883
primrose league
So called because primrose was (erroneously, it is said) taken to be the favorite flower of the Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
second league
national league, league which is not the major international league
seven league boots
boots from a fairy tale that enable the person who wears them to reach seven leagues at a stride
the Israel League against Epilepsy
Israeli organization that wants to fight against the disease of epilepsy
way out of his league
too much for him, above and beyond him, higher than his level, he will have a difficult time coping
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