from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A siege.
- n. The camp especially of a besieging army.
- transitive v. Archaic To besiege; beleaguer.
- n. One that belongs to a league.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A siege
- n. A measure of liquid
- v. To besiege; to beleaguer.
- n. A person in a league
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
- n. A siege or beleaguering.
- transitive v. To besiege; to beleaguer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a league; a confederate; one who belongs to a league of individuals or parties within a state: as, the French leaguers fought against both Henry III. and Henry IV.
- n. A camp; especially, the camp of a besieging army; a besieging force.
- n. Investment of a town or fort by an army; a siege or besiegement.
- To beleaguer; besiege.
- n. Association in a league; leagued or confederate action.
- n. A large cask; a tun; specifically (nautical), a cask for water holding 159 imperial gallons, carried on vessels before the introduction of water-tanks.
Dutch leger, lair, camp, from Middle Dutch lēgher, lair, camp, siege; see legh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch leger ("army") (Wiktionary)
league + -er (Wiktionary)