/ligə/ (say leeguh)

1. a siege.
2. a military camp, especially of a besieging army.
3. a defensive military formation adopted for collective protection of a force by night when the force must be in immediate readiness.
verb (t)
4. to besiege.
{Dutch leger bed, camp. See lair1, laager}
/ˈligə/ (say 'leeguh)

a member of a league.
{league1 + -er1}
/ˈligə/ (say 'leeguh)

a large barrel, as of wine or oil.
{? Dutch ligger a tun}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Leaguer — Lea guer, n. [D. leger camp, bed, couch, lair. See {Lair}, and cf.{Beleaguer}.] 1. The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general. b. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. A siege or beleaguering. [R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaguer — Lea guer, v. t. To besiege; to beleaguer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaguer — (engl., spr. lihgĕr), Flüssigkeitsmaß, s. Legger …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • leaguer — leaguer1 [lē′gər] n. [Du leger, a camp, bed: see LAIR] Archaic 1. a siege 2. a) a besieging army b) its camp vt. Obs. to besiege leaguer2 [lē′gər] …   English World dictionary

  • leaguer — noun a) A siege We must break the leaguer of the city. b) A person in a league Im not a major leaguer, I just play baseball. See Also: beleaguered …   Wiktionary

  • leaguer — See: TEXAS LEAGUER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leaguer — I. noun Etymology: Dutch leger; akin to Old High German legar bed more at lair Date: 1537 1. a military camp 2. siege II. transitive verb Date: circa 1720 archaic besiege, beleagu …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leaguer — leaguer1 /lee geuhr/, n. a member of a league. [1585 95; LEAGUE1 + ER1] leaguer2 /lee geuhr/, Archaic. v.t. 1. to besiege. n. 2. a siege. [1590 1600; < D leger army, camp. See LAIR1] …   Universalium

  • leaguer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One nation associated with another in a common cause: ally, coalitionist, confederate. See CONNECT, POLITICS …   English dictionary for students

  • leaguer — n. member of a league …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leaguer — leaguer1 noun chiefly N. Amer. a member of a particular league, especially a sports player. leaguer2 noun & verb variant of laager …   English new terms dictionary

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