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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 ?
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.
The Druid and the Roman are too far off for matters of detail; but it seems to me the Saxon and the Angles are near enough to yield material for legendary lore.
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.
Nothing could be more weird than the appearance of these seemingly basaltic summits; they stood out in fantastic profile against the sombre sky, and the beholder might have fancied them to be the legendary ruins of some vast city of the middle ages, such as the icebergs of the polar seas sometimes mimic them in nights of gloom.
Haska--a dim legendary figure of a generation ago, who went back up the mountain and cleared six acres of brush in the tiny valley that took his name.
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.
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.
By many a legendary tale of violence and wrong, as well as by events which have passed before their eyes, these people have been taught to look upon white men with abhorrence.
For some time no more was heard of them; then news came of Ellen's marriage to an immensely rich Polish nobleman of legendary fame, whom she had met at a ball at the Tuileries, and who was said to have princely establishments in Paris, Nice and Florence, a yacht at Cowes, and many square miles of shooting in Transylvania.
Scores of persons have deliriously found themselves made parties in Jarndyce and Jarndyce without knowing how or why; whole families have inherited legendary hatreds with the suit.
I remembered Michelet's "To man, woman is as the earth was to her legendary son; he has but to fall down and kiss her breast and he is strong again.
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.