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legendary

[lej-uhn-der-ee]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a legend.
  2. celebrated or described in legend: a legendary hero.
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noun, plural leg·end·ar·ies.
  1. a collection of legends.
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Origin of legendary

From the Medieval Latin word legendārius, dating back to 1505–15. See legend, -ary
Related formsleg·end·ar·i·ly, adverbpre·leg·end·ar·y, adjectivepseu·do·leg·end·ar·y, adjectivequa·si-leg·end·ar·y, adjectivesem·i·leg·end·ar·y, adjective

Synonyms for legendary

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British Dictionary definitions for legendaries

legendary

adjective
  1. of or relating to legend
  2. celebrated or described in a legend or legends
  3. very famous or notorious
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Word Origin and History for legendaries

legendary

adj.

mid-16c., from Medieval Latin legendarius, from legenda (see legend). Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).

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