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noun legend pronunciation in British English /ˈledʒ(ə)nd/
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  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!
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
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    a general term of approval for someone who does sth cool, funny, smart etc
    Dean got an extension for his essay, and then persuaded his sister to write it for him. Legend!
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/05/2012 14:27:00

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