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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.
The two cultures have very different legends concerning the creation of the sun and moon.According to the Roman legend, the city was founded by twin brothers who were brought up by wolves.The coyote is a central figure in Native American legend.
synonyms:
fable, myth
similar words:
allegory, epic, history, lore, narrative, saga, story, tale, yarn
definition 2: a person whose extraordinary accomplishments or unique personality makes him or her remarkable and an inspiration for popular stories.
Johnny Appleseed is an American legend whose real name was John Chapman.Jackie Robinson is a baseball legend.
synonyms:
myth
similar words:
champion, giant, great, hero, immortal
definition 3: the inscription on a coin, medal, or the like.
U.S. coins bear the legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
synonyms:
inscription
similar words:
dedication, epigraph, motto
definition 4: an explanatory table of the symbols used on a map, chart, or other illustration.
The legend shows that campgrounds are marked on the map with a triangle.
synonyms:
key
similar words:
annotation, gloss, guide, notation
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