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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, based on, or discussed in legend.
  • adjective Extremely well known; famous or renowned.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of legends; like a legend; traditional; mythical; fabulous.
  • noun A chronicle or register of the lives of the saints: same as legend, 1.
  • noun A book of legends.
  • noun A relater or compiler of legends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.
  • noun A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
  • noun One who relates legends.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
  • adjective Appearing (solely) in legends.
  • adjective Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
  • adjective Having unimaginable greatness; excellent
  • noun obsolete A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
  • noun obsolete One who relates legends.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective celebrated in fable or legend
  • adjective so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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