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legend

leg·end

legend

 
pronunciation:
le jnd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a popular story that has been handed down from earlier generations and cannot be verified, or a collection of such stories, esp. as they relate to a specific person or people.
a central figure in American Indian legend
synonyms:
fable, myth
similar words:
allegory, epic, history, lore, narrative, saga, story, tale, yarn
definition 2: a person about whom such stories are told.
synonyms:
myth
similar words:
champion, giant, great, hero, immortal
definition 3: the inscription on a coin, medal, or the like.
synonyms:
inscription
similar words:
dedication, epigraph, motto
definition 4: an explanatory table of the symbols used on a map, chart, or other illustration.
synonyms:
key
similar words:
annotation, gloss, guide, notation
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The word legend contains the following part:
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read