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[ lej-uhn-der-ee ]


  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a legend.

    Synonyms: superhuman, strange, supernatural, heroic

  2. celebrated or described in legend:

    a legendary hero.


, plural leg·end·ar·ies.
  1. a collection of legends.


/ -drɪ; ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ /


  1. of or relating to legend
  2. celebrated or described in a legend or legends
  3. very famous or notorious

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Other Words From

  • legend·ari·ly adverb
  • pre·legend·ary adjective
  • pseudo·legend·ary adjective
  • quasi-legend·ary adjective
  • semi·legend·ary adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of legendary1

From the Medieval Latin word legendārius, dating back to 1505–15. See legend, -ary

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Example Sentences

Made to withstand underwater submersion, abuse from baggage handlers, and temperatures from 160 to minus 60, Pelican’s new line blends legendary durability with modern conveniences.

Compared to the Utah Array, a legendary implant system used for brain stimulation in humans with only 256 electrodes, the Link has an obvious edge up in terms of pure electrode density.

Cohen, legendary for his daring methods in set theory, predicted that all of mathematics could be automated, including the writing of proofs.

A personal fitting with this Savile Row upstart — the first on London’s legendary fashion street to offer tailoring exclusively for women — is likely a no-go during the pandemic.

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The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty take the court at noon ET, a game that features a tantalizing point guard matchup between the legendary Sue Bird of the Storm and the debut of No.

Even the legendary 1980s televisions show Dallas is back on the air, selling its twenty-first century brand of Texas bravado.

In the years to come, Wha became a legendary starting out spot for various soon-to-be rock stars.

On piano was legendary session man Billy Preston, who co-wrote and recorded the original version one year before Cocker's.

Some even exchanged gifts such as cigarettes and food, in a now-legendary display of simple humanity.

Their legendary barrel aging program is unique, even among Scottish distilleries, for its range of natural color expressions.

The man with the automobile, the corn-cure, and the baby grew to be legendary in the villages of Provence.

They had all shared a common fate long before reaching that towering and legendary land-mark of Pawnee Rock.

In the legendary history of the Roman kingdom the creation of this assembly is given as one of the reforms of Servius Tullius.

There, in the seclusion of his cell, he made the Brazen Head on which rests his legendary fame.

Like legendary sentinels of a vanished past, they seem to overwatch the valley.


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