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legendary

[ lej-uhn-der-ee ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdɛr i /
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adjective

of, relating to, or of the nature of a legend.
celebrated or described in legend: a legendary hero.

noun, plural leg·end·ar·ies.

a collection of legends.

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Nearby words

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Origin of legendary

From the Medieval Latin word legendārius, dating back to 1505–15. See legend, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for legendarily

legendary

/ (ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ, -drɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to legend
celebrated or described in a legend or legends
very famous or notorious
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

Word Origin and History for legendarily

legendary


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper