The story of King Arthur is an example of a legend.
An example of legend is King Arthur.
- a story handed down for generations among a people and popularly believed to have a historical basis, although not verifiable
- all such stories belonging to a particular group of people: famous in Irish legend
- a notable person whose deeds or exploits are much talked about in his or her own time
- the stories of his or her exploits
- an inscription on a coin, coat of arms, etc.
- a title, brief description, or key accompanying an illustration or map
Origin of legendMiddle English legende from Old French from Medieval Latin legenda, things to read, neuter plural of Classical Latin legendus, gerund, gerundive of legere, to read: see logic
- a. An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.b. A body or collection of such stories.c. See urban legend.
- One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame: She is a legend in her own time.
- a. An inscription or title on an object, such as a coin.b. An explanatory caption accompanying an illustration.c. An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.
Origin of legendMiddle English from Old French legende from Medieval Latin (lēctiō) legenda (lesson) to be read from Latin feminine gerundive of legere to read ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- A story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events.
- The legend of Troy was discovered to have historical basis.
- A story in which a kernel of truth is embellished to an unlikely degree.
- The 1984 Rose Bowl prank has spawned many legends. Here's the real story.
- A leading protagonist in a historical legend.
- Achilles is a legend in Greek culture.
- A person of extraordinary accomplishment.
- Michael Jordan stands as a legend in basketball.
- A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart, etc.
- According to the legend on the map, that building is a school.
- An inscription, motto, or title, especially one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon a heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
- A fabricated backstory for a spy, with associated documents and records; a cover story.
- According to his legend, he once worked for the Red Cross, spreading humanitarian aid in Africa.
- (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, colloquial, slang) A cool, nice or helpful person, especially one who is male.
- I've lost my pen! "”Here mate, borrow mine. "”You legend.
(third-person singular simple present legends, present participle legending, simple past and past participle legended)