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leg·end

 (lĕj′ənd)
n.
1.
a. An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.
b. A body or collection of such stories.
2. One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame: She is a legend in her own time.
3.
a. An inscription or title on an object, such as a coin.
b. An explanatory caption accompanying an illustration.
c. An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.

[Middle English, from Old French legende, from Medieval Latin (lēctiō) legenda, (lesson) to be read, from Latin, feminine gerundive of legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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legend

(ˈlɛdʒənd)
n
1. a popular story handed down from earlier times whose truth has not been ascertained
2. a group of such stories: the Arthurian legend.
3. a modern story that has taken on the characteristics of a traditional legendary tale
4. a person whose fame or notoriety makes him or her a source of exaggerated or romanticized tales or exploits
5. an inscription or title, as on a coin or beneath a coat of arms
6. explanatory matter accompanying a table, map, chart, etc
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a story of the life of a saint
b. a collection of such stories
[C14 (in the sense: a saint's life or a collection of saints' lives): from Medieval Latin legenda passages to be read, from Latin legere to read]
ˈlegendry n
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leg•end

(ˈlɛdʒ ənd)

n.
1. a nonhistorical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical.
2. the body of stories of this kind, esp. as they relate to a particular people, group, or clan.
3. an inscription, esp. on a coat of arms, a monument, a picture, or the like.
4. a table on a map, chart, or the like, listing and explaining the symbols used.
5. the lettering running around the field of a coin, medal, etc.
6. a collection of stories about an admirable person.
7. a person who is the center of such stories: to become a legend in one's own lifetime.
8. Archaic. a story of the life of a saint.
9. Obs. a collection of such stories or stories like them.
[1300–50; Middle English legende account of a saint's life < Medieval Latin legenda literally, (lesson) to be read; so called because appointed to be read on respective saints' days]
syn: legend, myth, fable refer to stories handed down from earlier times, often by word of mouth. A legend is a story associated with a people or a nation; it is usu. concerned with a real person, place, or event and is popularly believed to have some basis in fact: the legend of King Arthur. A myth is one of a class of purportedly historical stories that attempt to explain some belief, practice, or natural phenomenon; the characters are usu. gods or heroes: the Greek myth about Demeter. A fable is a fictitious story intended to teach a moral lesson; the characters are usu. animals: the fable about the fox and the grapes.
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legend

An explanation of symbols used on a map, chart, sketch, etc., commonly printed in tabular form at the side of the map, etc.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

legend

An unverifiable story handed down from earlier times, or a modern story that presents similar characteristics; used in medieval times when telling the life story of a saint.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legend - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or eventslegend - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Holy Grail, Sangraal, grail - (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
King Arthur's Round Table, Round Table - (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
Arthurian legend - the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
hagiology - literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
Midas - (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Sisyphus - (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
Tristan, Tristram - (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
Iseult, Isolde - (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
2.legend - brief description accompanying an illustration
title - a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work; "the novel had chapter titles"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
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legend

noun
1. myth, story, tale, fiction, narrative, saga, fable, folk tale, urban myth, urban legend, folk story the legends of ancient Greece
2. celebrity, star, phenomenon, genius, spectacle, wonder, big name, marvel, prodigy, luminary, celeb (informal), megastar (informal) the blues legend, B.B. King
3. inscription, title, caption, device, device, motto, rubric a banner bearing the following legend
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legend

noun
1. A traditional story or tale that has no proven factual basis:
2. A body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject:
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Translations
أُسْطُورَةٌاُسْطورَه
legendapověst
legendesagn
legenda
legendapredaja
legenda
òjóîsaga
伝説凡例
전설
legendinisplačiai žinomas
leģenda
legenda
text
ตำนาน
truyền thuyết

legend

[ˈledʒənd] Nleyenda f
she was a legend in her own lifetimefue una leyenda en su vida, fue un mito viviente
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legend

[ˈlɛdʒənd] n
(= story) → légende f
(= famous person) → légende f
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legend

n
Legende f; (fictitious) → Sage f; heroes of Greek legendgriechische Sagenhelden pl; to become a legend in one’s lifetimeschon zu Lebzeiten zur Legende werden
(= inscription, caption)Legende f
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legend

[ˈlɛdʒnd] nleggenda
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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.
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legend

أُسْطُورَةٌ legenda legende Legende μύθος leyenda legenda légende legenda leggenda 伝説 전설 legende legende legenda lenda легенда text ตำนาน efsane truyền thuyết 传说
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, you have your legende. We have heard that you have had a career the most checkered, the most bizarre.
Dans une premiere partie, Simone Bernard-Griffiths met en lumiere la raison (qui n'est nullement rationnelle) du choix de la legende de Merlin, pour couronner une oeuvre multiforme, qui avait deja utilise deux mythes, dans les annees 1830: celui du Juif errant, dans Ahasverus, et celui de Promethee.
127-29), the interpolation on the Trinity in the Q text of the Gilte Legende version of the life of St Katherine (see my review of Katherine of Alexandria: The Late Middle English Prose Legend in Southwell Minster MS 7, ed.
De Coster lived most of his life in poverty and obscurity and took 10 years to write his masterpiece, La Legende et les aventures heroiques, joyeuses, et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs (1867; The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegl).
Pour que la fete soit complete, la legende dispose de son avatar feminin, Katie Ledecky, qui avait deja empoche deux medailles depuis le debut des jeux (or sur 400 m libre avec record du monde a la cle, et argent sur le relais 4x100 m).
Plus loin, il precise dans le message que [beaucoup moins que]la legende tente d'expliquer l'inexplicable.
Le festival sera cloture en beaute avec un concert de la legende vivante de la musique marocaine Nass El Ghiwane.
Alain Mimoun, legende de l'athletisme francais, est decede jeudi soir a l'age de 92 ans, a-t-on appris hier vendredi aupres de la Federation francaise d'athletisme.
As for the slake in MNP, Goldman's company Legende will finance the shingle in exchange for first-look rights.
In early works, such as La Legende d'Yperdamme (1891), Demolder transposed stories from the Gospels into Flemish medieval settings whose scenes have been compared with the paintings of Pieter Bruegel.