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legend

noun  us   /ˈledʒ·ənd/

legend noun (STORY)

literature [C/U] an old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories that people tell about a famous event or person: [U] Cajun legend suggests that white alligators are a symbol of prosperity.

legend noun (FAME)

[C] someone who is very famous and admired, usually because of an ability in a particular area: Louis Armstrong is a jazz legend.

legend noun (EXPLANATION)

[C] the words written on or next to a picture, map, coin, etc., that explain what it is about or what the symbols on it mean
Translations of “legend”
in Arabic أُسْطورة…
in Korean 전설, 전설적인 사람, 유명한 사람…
in Malaysian legenda…
in French légende…
in Turkish destan, efsane, menkıbe…
in Italian leggenda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 故事, 傳說,傳奇故事, 民間故事…
in Russian легенда, легендарная личность…
in Polish legenda…
in Vietnamese huyền thoại…
in Spanish leyenda…
in Portuguese lenda…
in Thai ตำนาน…
in German die Sage…
in Catalan llegenda…
in Japanese 伝説, 偉大な人…
in Indonesian hikayat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 故事, 传说,传奇故事, 民间故事…
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