[ lej-uhn-der-ee ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdɛr i /


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.

Nearby words

  1. legator,
  2. legatorial,
  3. legco,
  4. legem pone,
  5. legend,
  6. legendist,
  7. legendize,
  8. legendre,
  9. legendre equation,
  10. legendre, adrien marie

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 legendary


/ (ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ, -drɪ) /


of or relating to legend
celebrated or described in a legend or legends
very famous or notorious
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Word Origin and History for legendary



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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