legion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"legion" in British English

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legionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈliː.dʒən/

legion noun [C] (SOLDIERS)

a ​largegroup of ​soldiers who ​form a ​part of an ​army, ​especially the ​ancientRomanarmy: Caesar's legions ​marched through France and ​crossed into ​Britain.

legion noun [C] (MANY)

legions of sb largenumbers of ​people: He ​failed to ​turn up for the ​concert, ​disappointing the legions of ​fanswaitingoutside.

legionadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˈliː.dʒən/ formal
very ​large in ​number: The difficulties ​surrounding the ​courtcase are legion.
(Definition of legion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legion" in American English

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legionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈli·dʒən/
a very ​largegroup of ​soldiers who ​formpart of an ​army, esp. of an ​ancientRomanarmy, or any ​largegroup of ​people: Legions of ​fansattended the ​concert.
(Definition of legion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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