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leg·end

legend

 
 
pronunciation:
le jnd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a story or group of stories that have been handed down from a time long ago and that many people in a society know but cannot prove to be true or untrue.
The coyote is a central figure in Native American legend.
similar words:
allegory, epic, history, narrative, story, tale, yarn
definition 2: a person about whom such stories are told.
Johnny Appleseed is an American legend.
similar words:
champion, giant, great, hero, immortal
definition 3: a table that explains the symbols used on a map, chart, or other illustration.
synonyms:
key
similar words:
guide, notation
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The word legend contains the following part:
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read