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Definition of Legend


  1. That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
  2. A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
  3. Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
  4. An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
  5. To tell or narrate, as a legend.

Legend Quotations

I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.
Freddie Mercury

In football, the hero and legend status is given out far too easily for me.
Steven Gerrard

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Jean Arp

Maitake mushrooms are known in Japan as 'the dancing mushroom.' According to a Japanese legend, a group of Buddhist nuns and woodcutters met on a mountain trail, where they discovered a fruiting of maitake mushrooms emerging from the forest floor. Rejoicing at their discovery of this delicious mushroom, they danced to celebrate.
Paul Stamets

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.
Jim Harrison
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Legend Translations

legend in Afrikaans is legende
legend in Dutch is volksoverlevering, legende
legend in Italian is spiegazione, leggenda
legend in Norwegian is legende, sagn
legend in Portuguese is legenda
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