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  • IPA: /ˈlɛʤ.ənd/

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legend

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  1. A story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Also historical legend.
    The legend of Troy was discovered to have historical basis.
  2. A story in which a kernel of truth is embellished to an unlikely degree.
    The 1984 Rose Bowl prank has spawned many legends. Here's the real story.
  3. A leading protagonist in a historical legend.
    Achilles is a legend in Greek culture.
  4. Any person of extraordinary accomplishment.
    Michael Jordan stands as a legend in basketball.
  5. A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart, etc.
    According to the legend on the map, that building is a school.
  6. The text on a coin.

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