Leaguer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Leaguer A siege or beleaguering.
    • Leaguer The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
    • v. t Leaguer To besiege; to beleaguer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leaguer A member of a league; a confederate; one who belongs to a league of individuals or parties within a state: as, the French leaguers fought against both Henry III. and Henry IV.
    • n leaguer A camp; especially, the camp of a besieging army; a besieging force.
    • n leaguer Investment of a town or fort by an army; a siege or besiegement.
    • leaguer To beleaguer; besiege.
    • n leaguer Association in a league; leagued or confederate action.
    • n leaguer A large cask; a tun; specifically (nautical), a cask for water holding 159 imperial gallons, carried on vessels before the introduction of water-tanks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Leaguer one connected with a league
    • n Leaguer lēg′ėr a camp, esp. of a besieging army: siege or besiegement.
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Quotations

  • Joe Dimaggio
    Joe Dimaggio
    “A ball player has got to be kept hungry be become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. leger, camp, bed, couch, lair. See Lair, and cf.Beleaguer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. leger, a lair.

Usage

In literature:

Below the slave-deck were stowed the leaguers, which are huge water-casks, together with the provisions, wood for firing, etcetera.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
The seving thousand Leaguers, and their Leader will cave in, And wear wot now they swear is jest a shame, dear, and a sin.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 18, 1893" by Various
A Leaguer only in name?
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Wilt thou never then let our leaguer be raised?
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Not being read, every leaguer has credit for having uttered the objections which, as yet, he never did utter.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
The proceedings of the late meeting of the Leaguers in Toronto have doubtless added something to their strength.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Fred dropped a Texas Leaguer over the infield, and Sparkfair scored.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
The anti-monopoly leaguers had better go to driving street cars.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
I will get me gone with an Orleans, a Kaiserlik, or a Schmalkaldner leaguer before that.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Thither the friendly Leaguers proposed to take us.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
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In poetry:

Round thy leaguered port and city
Volleying thunders ceaseless roar,
Earth affords not aid or pity—
They shall fall to rise no more!
"Lines Suggested" by Janet Hamilton
Yankee born, of alien blood,
Kin of his had well withstood
Pope and King with pike and ball
Under Derry's leaguered wall,
As became the Morrisons.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Above the sea the clouds were keeping
Their secret leaguer, gray and still;
They sent their misty vanguard creeping
With muffled step from hill to hill.
"The Fall Of The Leaves" by Henry Van Dyke
But there was not a Julius in the lines
Round which our Chief the fatal leaguer drew,
The noble Earl, though valiant, never shines
'Mid War's majestic few.
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
Oh! how the song of joy, the sound
Of rapture thrills the leaguered camps
The tinkling showers like cymbals clash
Upon the late leaves of the ash,
And blossoms hang like festal lamps
On all the trees around.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
He comes! the tall jungle before him loud crashing,
His mane bristled fiercely, his fiery eyes flashing;
With a roar of disdain, he leaps forth in his wrath,
To challenge the foe that dare 'leaguer his path.
"The Lion Hunt" by Thomas Pringle

In news:

Little leaguers in Redlands, California have gone almost all season without uniforms, a snack bar, or even a bathroom.
AL West-leading Texas Rangers get ace Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs for 2 minor leaguers.
Major-leaguers know Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is the deserved MVP.
The team didn't have to part ways with any young major leaguers such as center fielder Peter Bourjos or pitcher Garrett Richards.
The Pirates were heavily criticized for many things at the end of the season, including the fundamental struggles of young players during their collapse and for the unorthodox tactic of sending minor leaguers through Navy SEAL-type training.
Boys' basketball: Hamilton, Rayders down Gaylord in non-leaguer.
A room of more than one hundred people sit in silence, smiles painted on their faces, as they wait for six year old Challenger Little Leaguer Parker Wall to introduce a slideshow of highlights of their league.
More trouble for U.S. Venezuelan police free major leaguer Wilson Ramos.
Shoen, '58 Little Leaguers induced to Hall.
Brooks said he makes a point to keep close tabs on his D-Leaguers.
Former major leaguer Hall on trial in sex case.
Former major leaguer Edgardo Alfonzo ended his 20-year professional baseball career on Sunday.
Ex-major leaguer and Mets slugger Edgardo Alfonzo ends baseball career in Venezuela.
Nationals get Span from Twins for minor leaguer .
Tucson News NowNationals get Span from Twins for minor leaguer .
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