Definition of legendary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈledʒəndri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈledʒənderi//
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  1. 1very famous and talked about a lot by people, especially in a way that shows admiration a legendary figure the legendary Bob Dylan Her patience and tact are legendary. His dedication and Christian charity had made him a legendary figure. We once received a visit from the legendary Orson Welles. See related entries: Celebrity news
  2. 2[only before noun] mentioned in stories from ancient times legendary heroes
  3. compare fabled
    Word Originearly 16th cent. (as a noun denoting a collection of legends, especially of saints' lives): from medieval Latin legendarius, from legenda ‘things to be read’, from Latin legere ‘read’.
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