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Definition of "legend" []

  • An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical. (noun)
  • A body or collection of such stories. (noun)
  • A romanticized or popularized myth of modern times. (noun)
  • One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame. (noun)
  • An inscription or a title on an object, such as a coin. (noun)
  • A popular story handed down from earlier times whose truth has not been ascertained (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A group of such stories (noun)
  • A modern story that has taken on the characteristics of a traditional legendary tale (noun)
  • A person whose fame or notoriety makes him or her a source of exaggerated or romanticized tales or exploits (noun)
  • An inscription or title, as on a coin or beneath a coat of arms (noun)
  • Explanatory matter accompanying a table, map, chart, etc (noun)
  • A story of the life of a saint (noun)
  • A collection of such stories (noun)

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Use "legend" in a sentence
  • "MARADONA the legend of football my most adorable football legend~ Full name: Diego"
  • "It conjures the Orpheus legend from myriad oblique angles — the long, elusive Ashbery poem the mezzo-soprano sings (Kristen Hoff, showing a clear-stream tone and superb diction) gives snapshots of the story while questioning both its very essence and whether living on in legend is really living at all."
  • "Under the term legend the modern concept would include every untrue tale."