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legend


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legend  \Leg"end\,  v.  t. 
  To  tell  or  narrate,  as  a  legend.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legend  \Leg"end\  (l[e^]j"[e^]nd  or  l[=e]"j[e^]nd;  277),  n.  [OE. 
  legende,  OF  legende,  F.  l['e]gende,  LL  legenda,  fr  L. 
  legendus  to  be  read,  fr  legere  to  read,  gather;  akin  to  Gr 
  le`gein  to  gather,  speak.  Cf  {Collect},  {Dialogue}, 
  {Lesson},  {Logic}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  appointed  to  be  read;  especially,  a 
  chronicle  or  register  of  the  lives  of  saints,  formerly 
  read  at  matins,  and  in  the  refectories  of  religious 
  houses. 
 
  2.  A  story  respecting  saints;  especially,  one  of  a  marvelous 
  nature.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Any  wonderful  story  coming  down  from  the  past,  but  not 
  verifiable  by  historical  record;  a  myth;  a  fable. 
 
  And  in  this  legend  all  that  glorious  deed  Read, 
  whilst  you  arm  you  --Fairfax. 
 
  4.  An  inscription,  motto,  or  title,  esp.  one  surrounding  the 
  field  in  a  medal  or  coin,  or  placed  upon  an  heraldic 
  shield  or  beneath  an  engraving  or  illustration. 
 
  {Golden  legend}.  See  under  {Golden}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  legend 
  n  1:  a  story  about  mythical  or  supernatural  beings  or  events 
  [syn:  {fable}] 
  2:  brief  description  accompanying  an  illustration  [syn:  {caption}] 




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