An example of legion is one thousand US Army troops.
An example of legion is hundreds of fans showing up to an author's book signing.
Her admirers were legion. His mistakes were legion.
A legion of admirers.
Her honors were legion.
Origin of legion
- Middle English legioun from Old French legion from Latin legiō legiōn- from legere to gather leg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Generalized sense of “a large number" is due to (inaccurate) translations of allusive phrase in Mark 5:9