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LEGEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does legend mean? 

LEGEND (noun)
  The noun LEGEND has 2 senses:

1. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
2. brief description accompanying an illustration

  Familiarity information: LEGEND used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEGEND (noun)


Sense 1legend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

legend; fable

Hypernyms ("legend" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Domain member category:

grail; Holy Grail; Sangraal ((legend) chalice used by Christ at the last supper)

King Arthur's Round Table; Round Table ((legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights)

hagiology (literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints)

Midas ((Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold)

Sisyphus ((Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again)

Tristan; Tristram ((Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other)

Iseult; Isolde ((Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "legend"):

Arthurian legend (the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot)


Sense 2legend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brief description accompanying an illustration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

legend; caption

Hypernyms ("legend" is a kind of...):

title (a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work)

Holonyms ("legend" is a part of...):

illustration (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)


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