from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The major unit of the Roman army consisting of 3,000 to 6,000 infantry troops and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.
- noun A large military unit trained for combat; an army.
- noun A large number; a multitude. synonym: multitude.
- noun A national organization of former members of the armed forces.
- adjective Constituting a large number; multitudinous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Roman antiquity, a body of infantry not corresponding exactly to either the regiment or the army-corps of modern times, composed of different numbers of men at different periods, from 3,000 under the kings to over 6,000 under Marius, usually combined with a considerable proportion of cavalry.
- noun In French history, one of numerous military bodies so called at different periods.
- noun Any distinct military force or organization comparable to the Roman legion.
- noun An extraordinary number; a great multitude.
- noun In zoology, a large group or series of animals, of indeterminate taxonomic rank, but generally of high grade.
- To enroll or form into a legion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Rom. Antiq.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth.
- noun A military force; an army; military bands.
- noun A great number; a multitude.
- noun (Taxonomy) A group of orders inferior to a class.
- noun an order instituted by the French government in 1802, when Bonaparte was First Consul, as a reward for merit, both civil and military.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Numerous; vast; very great in number; multitudinous.
- noun military The major unit or division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000
infantrysoldiers and 100 to 200 cavalrytroops.
- noun A large
militaryor semimilitary unittrained for combat; any military force; an army, regiment; an armed, organized and assembled militia.
- noun A national organization or
associationof former servicemen, such as the American Legion, founded in 1919.
- noun A large number of
people; a multitude.
- noun often plural A
- noun dated, taxonomy A group of
ordersinferior to a class; in scientific classification, a term occasionally used to express an assemblage of objects intermediate between an order and a class.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun archaic terms for army
- noun a vast multitude
- noun association of ex-servicemen
- noun a large military unit
- adjective amounting to a large indefinite number
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It sounded suspiciously similar to the phrase legion of demons that his superiors in the IDF often used to refer to the secret fail-safe he had buried beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Military powers; a legion is a number of soldiers in arms.
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These countervailing denominational fears were embodied in legion by Thomas Jefferson in his "Bill For Establishing Religious Freedom":
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When the language of the legion is German, how long can Rome endure?
The name legion was given to a division in the Roman army.
In Marshall’s film, the legion is ambushed, as you’ll see in the trailer, and a few men are left alive, trying to escape from the wrath of their former quarry.
An officer who wanted to be more than a colonel, and couldn't be a brigadier, would have a "legion" -- a hybrid unit between a regiment and a brigade.
The implications of this concept might run into "legion" - I haven't worked it all out yet.