Legendary meaning

lĕjən-dĕrē
Appearing (solely) in legends.
adjective
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(obsolete) A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
noun
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3
Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
adjective
14
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Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
adjective
12
3
Of, based on, or discussed in legend.
adjective
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2
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(obsolete) One who relates legends.
noun
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Of, based on, or presented in legends.
adjective
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2
Extremely well known; famous or renowned.

A legendary talk show host.

adjective
4
2
Having unimaginable greatness; excellent to such an extent to evoke stories.
adjective
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2
The definition of legendary is someone or something that has become famous or well-known, usually as a result of a distinctive or unique characteristic or skill.

A person who is the best pool player in a town is an example of someone who might be considered a legendary pool player.

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Origin of legendary

  • legend +"Ž -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius' Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).' (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective appear in the 16th century.

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