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Meaning of LEGEND

Pronunciation:  'lejund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brief description accompanying an illustration
  2. [n]  a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

LEGEND is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: caption, fable
 See Also: Arthurian legend, illustration, story, title



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Leg"end\ (l[e^]j"[e^]nd or l[=e]"j[e^]nd; 277), n. [OE.
    legende, OF. legende, F. l['e]gende, LL. legenda, fr. L.
    legendus to be read, fr. legere to read, gather; akin to Gr.
    le`gein to gather, speak. Cf. {Collect}, {Dialogue},
    {Lesson}, {Logic}.]
    1. That which is appointed to be read; especially, a
       chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly
       read at matins, and in the refectories of religious
    2. A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous
       nature. --Addison.
    3. Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not
       verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
             And in this legend all that glorious deed Read,
             whilst you arm you.                   --Fairfax.
    4. An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the
       field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic
       shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
    {Golden legend}. See under {Golden}.
  2. \Leg"end\, v. t.
    To tell or narrate, as a legend. --Bp. Hall.
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