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Articles of Confederation a document created in 1781 that served as a set of guidelines for governing the newly formed United States of America. The Articles of Confederation created a "firm league of friendship" among the thirteen original states and maintained the majority of power in states' hands. It was replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.
big league see major league. [1/2 definitions]
big-league of, concerning, or suitable for a top professional sports league, esp. one of the baseball major leagues. [1/2 definitions]
bush leaguer (informal) someone associated with a bush-league group or sphere of activity. [1/2 definitions]
cellar (informal) the position of an athletic team that is last in the league standings. [1/4 definitions]
circuit an association of teams, clubs, or other groups having a common focus; league. [1/8 definitions]
confederation a confederated group, as of countries or peoples; alliance; league. [1/3 definitions]
Cornell University an Ivy League university in Ithaca, New York, founded in 1865.
designated hitter in the American League in baseball, a team member chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
DH abbreviation of "designated hitter," in the American League in baseball, a team member chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
federate to bring together or unite in a federation or league. [2 definitions]
federation the act of federating or joining together into a league of states. [1/2 definitions]
Fourteen Points the provisions of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's proposed plan for peace in Europe after World War I, first enumerated in a speech to the U.S. Congress in 1918. The 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended the war, ultimately included only four of the Fourteen Points, including the creation of a League of Nations.
Hansa any town belonging to the Hanseatic League. [1/2 definitions]
Harvard University an Ivy League university in the U.S. founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, considered a world center for research and scholarship.
Jackie Robinson born Jack Roosevelt Robinson, U.S. professional baseball player who in 1947 became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball(b.1919--d.1972).
league1 to unite as if in a league (usu. fol. by "together"). [1/4 definitions]
league2 a square area that is a league on each side; square league. [1/2 definitions]
leaguer a member of a league (often used in combination).
Little League in the United States, a baseball league for players at or under the age of twelve.
major league a league of the highest level in any sport. [1/2 definitions]