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noun legend pronunciation in British English /ˈledʒ(ə)nd/ 
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plurallegends
  1. 1
    [countable] an old story about famous people and events in the past. Legends are not usually true

    the legend of the Headless Horseman

    Greek myths and legends

    Here, according to legend, Robin Hood lies buried.

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who very many people know about and admire

    the Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor

    1. a.
      British spoken used to show approval for someone who does something that is clever, funny, cool etc

      Dean got an extension for his essay, and then persuaded his sister to write it for him. Legend!

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