Major-league meaning

Either of the two principal groups of professional baseball teams in the United States.
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A league of principal importance in other professional sports, such as basketball, football, or ice hockey.
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Of or relating to a major league.

Major-league baseball.

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Prominent or important.

A major-league ballet company.

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Impressive, as in extent or quantity.
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A principal league in a professional sport.
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Of or pertaining to a major league or the Major Leagues.
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Great in extent, importance, impressiveness, etc.
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An association of sports teams which plays at the highest skill level of its sport, especially Major League Baseball.
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(usually in plural or attributive) The highest level of competition in a field of endeavor.

You can't be so casual. You're in the major leagues now.

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Of or pertaining to a major sports league.
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Analogous in importance to a major league sports team.

That rock band is really major league.

Calatrava is a major league architect.

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Serious, intensive.

The company made a major league effort to get the contract.

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(sports) Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States.
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By extension, high-level, significant.

Bill accidentally faxed sensitive documents to our competitors, and such a major-league mess-up could only be dealt with by firing Bill.

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