Origin of legend
SYNONYMS FOR legend
Related formspre·leg·end, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for legend
Founded by German monks in present-day Old Town Stockholm, Zum Franziskaner has become a legend amongst locals and tourists.
Without proof of this kind, the story of the lost legions is just a legend.
The last straw was when Congressman John Lewis—the Civil Rights legend—came out in support of Hillary Clinton in October 2007.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was also an autodidact, an illegitimate girl from the provinces whose intelligence became the stuff of legend.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That, too, is the test for Cadillac—to resuscitate a legend.
According to the Talmudic legend like Moses and other saints.Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz
For five thousand years, so the legend ran, this diamond had been one of the most precious treasures of Asia.Cyrus Hall McCormick|Herbert Newton Casson
Concerning Peter and Paul, the increase of the legend was rich and rapid.English Conferences of Ernest Renan|Ernest Renan
It was the opinion of some that this might be the wild huntsman, famous in German legend.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.|Washington Irving
The river, the fountain, and the aged oak, each had its legend and its observance of unknown antiquity.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
British Dictionary definitions for legend
- a story of the life of a saint
- a collection of such stories