Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words


[lee-juh-ner-ee] /ˈli dʒəˌnɛr i/
of, relating to, or belonging to a legion.
constituting a legion or legions.
noun, plural legionaries.
History/Historical. a soldier of a Roman legion.
a member of the British Legion.
legionnaire (def 2).
Origin of legionary
From the Latin word legiōnārius, dating back to 1570-80. See legion, -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for legionary
Historical Examples
  • It was a legionary at his post, a sentry on guard, and to him rode Knud the Bear.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The ant which it steals is of a dark ash colour; the legionary is of light colour.

    Natural History Anonymous
  • The legionary is a strong, brave ant, with a sting, but very lazy.

    Natural History Anonymous
  • The legionary strove to wheel at the word of command, but his feet obeyed him not.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • A number of these relics are tombstones of the legionary soldiers who were stationed here.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • A Briton might become as good a soldier as a legionary, with arms and with training.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • He is my servant, just as in old days I was his officer, he my legionary.

    Marcus: the Young Centurion George Manville Fenn
  • A legionary stood guard at the portal, but no Saxons were to be seen.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The Samian ware has, like the legionary tiles, been found wherever the arms of Rome were carried.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • The legionary tablets of the Scottish Wall are its most interesting relics.

British Dictionary definitions for legionary


of or relating to a legion
noun (pl) -aries
a soldier belonging to a legion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for legionary

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for legionary

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for legionary