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English definition of “legend”

legend

noun [C or U] (STORY)    /ˈledʒ.ənd/
B2 a very old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories, not always true, that people tell about a famous event or person: The dance was based on several Hindu legends. She is writing a thesis on Irish legend and mythology. Legend has it (= people say) that he always wore his boots in bed. This match will go into tennis legend (= it will always be remembered).Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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