Definition of major league in English:

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major league

Pronunciation: /ˈˌmājər ˈlēɡ/

noun

North American
1The highest-ranking league in a particular professional sport, especially baseball: my dream of pitching in the major leagues [as modifier]: future major-league ballplayers
More example sentences
  • Like most of us, my dreams of setting foot on a major-league baseball field died a painful, inglorious death in youth.
  • Did you realize the Oakland A's have three players in their starting lineup who are the sons of former major-league baseball players?
  • Palmeiro is no longer a major-league caliber ballplayer.
1.1The highest attainable level in any endeavor or activity: [as modifier]: many of the nation’s service companies are major-league corporations
More example sentences
  • This band is major league, ready for a worldwide listening audience.
  • We have heard so much about this school, now it's suddenly major league on the map, it's in the big 12.
  • It was your job to convince everyone else that you were major league.

Derivatives

major-leaguer

noun
Example sentences
  • Abreu is an established major-leaguer and a future star who is sure to make an impact
  • He was a star in Japan, and he has all the tools, but who knows if he can produce as a major-leaguer?
  • Even if I wasn't working to become a major-leaguer, I just wanted to play.
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