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leg·en·dar·y

 (lĕj′ən-dĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, based on, or discussed in legend.
2. Extremely well known; famous or renowned: a legendary talk show host.

leg′en·dar′i·ly adv.

legendary

(ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ; -drɪ)
adj
1. of or relating to legend
2. celebrated or described in a legend or legends
3. very famous or notorious

leg•end•ar•y

(ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a legend.
2. celebrated or described in legend: a legendary hero.
n.
3. a collection of legends.
[1505–15; < Medieval Latin]
leg′end•ar`i•ly, adv.

legendary

1. a compilation of legends.
2. a collection of the lives of the saints.
See also: Collections and Collecting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.legendary - so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend; "the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
2.legendary - celebrated in fable or legendlegendary - celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

legendary

adjective
1. famous, celebrated, well-known, acclaimed, renowned, famed, immortal, illustrious His political skill is legendary.
famous unknown
2. mythical, fabled, traditional, romantic, fabulous, fanciful, fictitious, storybook, apocryphal The hill is supposed to be the resting place of the legendary King Lud.
mythical historical, genuine, factual

legendary

adjective
Of or existing only in myths:
Translations
أُسْطوري، عَظيماُسْطوري، خُرافي
legendární
legendarisk
legendaran
mesebeli
òjóîsagna-òjóîsögulegur
legendárny
legendaren
çok ünlüefsanevîmeşhur

legendary

[ˈledʒəndərɪ] ADJlegendario

legendary

[ˈlɛdʒəndəri] adj
(from legend)légendaire
(= very famous) [action] → légendaire; [person] → légendaire

legendary

adj
legendär; personlegendär, sagenumwoben; legendary proportionslegendäre Ausmaße pl; to achieve legendary statuszur Legende werden
(= famous)berühmt

legendary

[ˈlɛdʒndrɪ] adjleggendario/a

legend

(ˈledʒənd) noun
a myth or traditional story, handed down from one generation to another. the legend of St George.
ˈlegendary adjective
1. mentioned etc in legend. legendary heroes.
2. very famous because very great, good etc. His generosity is legendary.
References in classic literature ?
In proof of the authenticity of this legendary renown, Hepzibah could have exhibited the shell of a great egg, which an ostrich need hardly have been ashamed of.
Here, it is true, were none of the appliances which popular merriment would so readily have found in the England of Elizabeth's time, or that of James -- no rude shows of a theatrical kind; no minstrel, with his harp and legendary ballad, nor gleeman with an ape dancing to his music; no juggler, with his tricks of mimic witchcraft; no Merry Andrew, to stir up the multitude with jests, perhaps a hundred years old, but still effective, by their appeals to the very broadest sources of mirthful sympathy.
Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished materials for many a wild story in that region of shadows; and the spectre is known at all the country firesides, by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Nor can it be questioned from what stands on legendary record of this noble horse, that it was his spiritual whiteness chiefly, which so clothed him with divineness; and that this divineness had that in it which, though commanding worship, at the same time enforced a certain nameless terror.
Hadst thou taken this old blacksmith to thyself ere his full ruin came upon him, then had the young widow had a delicious grief, and her orphans a truly venerable, legendary sire to dream of in their after years; and all of them a care-killing competency.
One afternoon I got lost in the woods about a mile from the hotel, and presently fell into a train of dreamy thought about animals which talk, and kobolds, and enchanted folk, and the rest of the pleasant legendary stuff; and so, by stimulating my fancy, I finally got to imagining I glimpsed small flitting shapes here and there down the columned aisles of the forest.
the Atlantis of Plato, that continent denied by Origen and Humbolt, who placed its disappearance amongst the legendary tales.
San Francisco was no longer the legendary city of 1849--a city of banditti, assassins, and incendiaries, who had flocked hither in crowds in pursuit of plunder; a paradise of outlaws, where they gambled with gold-dust, a revolver in one hand and a bowie-knife in the other: it was now a great commercial emporium.
The legendary hosts of Goths and Huns, the hugest armies Asia has ever seen, would have been but a drop in that current.
There were Emperors beloved of literary men, Emperors beloved of the people, builders of long waterways and glittering palaces, and one great conqueror, the Emperor Wu Ti, of almost legendary fame.
With such a place, though the tumult of the city rolls beneath its tower, one would be willing to connect some legendary interest.
And Dominic Cervoni takes his place in my memory by the side of the legendary wanderer on the sea of marvels and terrors, by the side of the fatal and impious adventurer, to whom the evoked shade of the soothsayer predicted a journey inland with an oar on his shoulder, till he met men who had never set eyes on ships and oars.