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[lej-uh n-der-ee] /ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdɛr i/
of, relating to, or of the nature of a legend.
celebrated or described in legend:
a legendary hero.
noun, plural legendaries.
a collection of legends.
Origin of legendary
1505-15; < Medieval Latin legendārius. See legend, -ary
Related forms
legendarily, adverb
prelegendary, adjective
pseudolegendary, adjective
quasi-legendary, adjective
semilegendary, adjective
1. heroic, supernatural, strange, superhuman. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for legendary
  • The legendary investor says he did not have detailed knowledge of the transaction.
  • Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate.
  • These legendary figures have not come for a casual visit.
  • The legendary explorers carried destiny on their expedition.
  • The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality.
  • But even these legendary figures were not immune to creating a flop.
  • His achievements in medicine and the telling of its history will become legendary.
  • It is difficult to write about the firm without recounting the legendary birth of its management cult.
  • The world's dependence on fossil fuels is legendary.
  • Italians' ability to cling to their earnings and profits is legendary.
British Dictionary definitions for legendary


/ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ; -drɪ/
of or relating to legend
celebrated or described in a legend or legends
very famous or notorious
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Word Origin and History for legendary

mid-16c., from Medieval Latin legendarius, from legenda (see legend). Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).

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