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LEGION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does legion mean? 

LEGION (noun)
  The noun LEGION has 4 senses:

1. archaic terms for army
2. association of ex-servicemen
3. a large military unit
4. a vast multitude

  Familiarity information: LEGION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEGION (noun)


Sense 1legion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Archaic terms for army

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

legion; host

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

army; ground forces; regular army (a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state)

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

Roman Legion (a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army)

Sabaoth ((plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament)


Sense 2legion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Association of ex-servicemen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the American Legion

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

association (a formal organization of people or groups of people)


Sense 3legion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large military unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the French Foreign Legion

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

force; military force; military group; military unit (a unit that is part of some military service)

Meronyms (members of "legion"):

legionary; legionnaire (a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion))

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

foreign legion (a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state)


Sense 4legion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vast multitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

horde; host; legion

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

concourse; multitude; throng (a large gathering of people)


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