- a siege
- a besieging army
- its camp
Origin of leaguerDutch leger, a camp, bed: see lair
- A siege.
- The camp especially of a besieging army.
Origin of leaguerDutch leger lair, camp from Middle Dutch lēgher lair, camp, siege ; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
- A siege
- We must break the leaguer of the city.
- The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
- A measure of liquid
- Excise duty had to be paid on each leaguer of brandy exported. (1794, Cape of Good Hope)
(third-person singular simple present leaguers, present participle leaguering, simple past and past participle leaguered)
- (obsolete) To besiege; to beleaguer.
From Dutch leger (“army")
- (usually in compounds) A person in a league
- I'm not a major-leaguer; I just play baseball.
league +"Ž -er