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Synonyms for legend
ˈlɛdʒ ənd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legend, fable(noun)

    a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

    allegory, fabrication, parable, caption, apologue, fiction, fable

  2. caption, legend(noun)

    brief description accompanying an illustration

    fable, caption, subtitle


  1. legend(noun)

    guide, key

  2. legend(noun)

    A story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events.

    The legend of Troy was discovered to have historical basis.


  3. legend(noun)

    A leading protagonist in a historical legend.

    Achilles is a legend in Greek culture.


  4. legend(noun)

    A person of extraordinary accomplishment.

    Michael Jordan stands as a legend in basketball.


  5. legend(noun)

    The text on a coin.


  6. legend(noun)

    A worthy friend.

    Cheers mate for fixing my car: you're a legend.


  7. legend(noun)

    myth, tale

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. legend

    Fiction is now chiefly used of a prose work in narrative form in which the characters are partly or wholly imaginary, and which is designed to portray human life, with or without a practical lesson; a romance portrays what is picturesque or striking, as a mere fiction may not do; novel is a general name for any continuous fictitious narrative, especially a love-story; fiction and novel are used with little difference of meaning, except that novel characterizes a work in which the emotional element is especially prominent. The moral of the fable is expressed formally; the lesson of the fiction, if any, is inwrought. A fiction is studied; a myth grows up without intent. A legend may be true, but can not be historically verified; a myth has been received as true at some time, but is now known to be false. A fabrication is designed to deceive; it is a less odious word than falsehood, but is really stronger, as a falsehood may be a sudden unpremeditated statement, while a fabrication is a series of statements carefully studied and fitted together in order to deceive; the falsehood is all false; the fabrication may mingle the true with the false. A figment is something imaginary which the one who utters it may or may not believe to be true; we say, "That statement is a figment of his imagination." The story may be either true or false, and covers the various senses of all the words in the group. Apologue, a word simply transferred from Greek into English, is the same as fable. Compare ALLEGORY.

    allegory, apologue, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, figment, invention, myth, novel, romance, story

    certainty, fact, history, literalness, reality, truth, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. legend

    myth, fable, marvellous story, fiction

    history, fact, actual occurrence

Editors Contribution

  1. animesh

    animesh is the name of god shiv

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  
  2. roger federer

    an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.

    roger federer is a living legend.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  
  3. saville

    the people born into this family are legends

    george was born a saville-a legend

    Submitted by anonymous on January 6, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. legend(n.)

    fable, myth, fiction, doubtful narrative, fictitious story

  2. legend(n.)

    motto (round a coin or a medal)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. legend(n)

    fable, myth, posy, inscription, motto

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  1. Alice Cooper:

    You know it's always funny - the more legend awards you get, the closer you get to the grave, I guess, i am going full strength right now so it's great to get these while you're alive, I'd hate to get them after you're dead.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    Dale Bumpers was a governor of profound historical importance, the most eloquent defender of our constitution in the Senate, a man who put his considerable gifts of wisdom, wit, and passion to work for the common good, the entire state mourns the loss of an Arkansas legend.

  3. Mike Richards:

    Throughout that time, Alex was open and public about his battle with cancer, this is an enormous loss for the Jeopardy ! staff, crew and all of Alex's millions of fans. He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy ! was an incredible honor.

  4. Chadwick Boseman:

    The legend of Yasuke is one of history's best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a samurai, that's not just an action movie, that's a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A legend and a brigand can both also share the same birth date, so don't ever compare one's character with others' nature.

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