American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, constituting, based on, or of the nature of a legend.
- adj. Celebrated in legend.
- adj. Extremely well known; famous or renowned. See Usage Note at legend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of legends; like a legend; traditional; mythical; fabulous.
- n. A chronicle or register of the lives of the saints: same as legend, 1.
- n. A book of legends.
- n. A relater or compiler of legends.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
- adj. Appearing (solely) in legends.
- adj. Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
- adj. Having unimaginable greatness; excellent
- n. obsolete A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
- n. obsolete One who relates legends.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.
- n. A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
- n. One who relates legends.
- adj. celebrated in fable or legend
- adj. so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
- legend + -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius' Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).' (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective appear in the 16th century. (Wiktionary)
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