Definition for legend

noun as in story of the past, often fictitious

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narrative, saga

noun as in brief description in document

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Last April at T-Mobile, Mike Sievert took over for a legend, John Legere, who started out in last place and ended up gaining the most customers and having the best performing stock in telecom over his eight year run.

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Only a few managed to escape, according to legend, one of them being John Gómez, who was supposedly the first narrator of the Gasparilla legend.

The legend of Achilles retold through the lens of his friend Patroclus.

Even in a hellish year-plus that has cost us so many legends, the one we lost Friday was truly one of a kind.

As a competitor and future first-ballot Hall of Famer, he surely cares about the personal opportunity to enhance his legend.

The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.

Acting legend talks about what role is closest to her heart.

Some lesser-known live performances from the late rock legend.

Founded by German monks in present-day Old Town Stockholm, Zum Franziskaner has become a legend amongst locals and tourists.

So, for that matter, was Gladiator, the previous foray into ancient legend by director Ridley Scott.

Her stern was towards him, and all he saw of her was the ironical legend, “Cure your Corns.”

His name is less romantic than those of the wonted demons of legend and folklore.

He perceived that they had lived long enough in retirement in the little Welsh village to have acquired a pride in its legend.

But, oddly enough, as he walked back to the hotel it was just Betty Lardner who made him think again of the legend.

It was probably this opposition that made young Cargill decide that it would be really worth while to defy the legend.


On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to legend, such as: fable, fiction, folklore, lore, myth, and mythology.

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