What is league?

  • (verb): Unite to form a league.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on league:

World Health Organization - History - Establishment
... The League of Nations Health Organization was established following the First World War inside the League of Nations framework ... According to the League's Covenant, it was to "endeavour to take steps in matters of international concern for the prevention and control of disease, even in cases of dire human hardship" ...
Hanseatic League - History - Foundation and Formation
... Before the foundation of the League in 1356 the word Hanse did not occur in the Baltic language ... Sea fishing grounds, formed an alliance—a precursor of the League—with Hamburg, another trading city, which controlled access to salt-trade routes from Lüneburg ... first general Diet of the Hansa held there in 1356, the Hanseatic League acquired an official structure ...
Rickey Henderson - Major Leagues - New York Yankees (1985–89)
... That year he led the league in runs scored (146) and stolen bases (80), was fourth in batting average (.314), walks (99) and on-base percentage (.419), 7th in ... in 1986, as did the Reds' Eric Davis they remain the only players in major league history who are in the "80/20 club" ... Seattle's Harold Reynolds led the league with 60 steals Reynolds tells the story of getting an impish phone call from Henderson after the season "The phone rings ...
Rickey Henderson - Legacy - Career Milestones
... At the time of his last major league game, Henderson was still in the all-time top 100 home run hitters, with 297 ... Henderson is the only American League player to steal more than 100 bases in a single season, and he is the all-time stolen base leader for the ... Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team ...

More definitions of "league":

  • (noun): An association of states or organizations or individuals for common action.
  • (noun): An association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members.
    Synonyms: conference
  • (noun): An obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles).

Famous quotes containing the word league:

    He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no harm shall touch you. In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the wild animals of the earth. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the wild animals shall be at peace with you.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 5:19-23.

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    “Forward the Light Brigade!
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    We’re the victims of a disease called social prejudice, my child. These dear ladies of the law and order league are scouring out the dregs of the town. C’mon be a glorified wreck like me.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)