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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. 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  
  2. 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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    caption, legends, myth, legendary, callout, lore, captions, lenovo, lege, tale, headstamp, script

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How to use legend in a sentence?

  1. Kris Jenner:

    Chadwick Boseman More Kim Kardashian replied, using laughing, fire, and heart emojis. West, 40, has been making headlines lately for his controversial tweets about slavery, President Donald Trump, and more, prompting many of his famous friends, includingJohn Legend, to speak out. From Chadwick Boseman to Donald Glover -- All the Men Who Styled Up The Met Gala ! Kim’s momager, Kris Jenner, who also attended The Met Gala, recently spoke outabout West on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I think that anything Kris Jenner does – and I just think this is important to say is – Kris Jenner always does things with really good intentions.

  2. Dave Alexander:

    We live on a farm, and things that we grow here go bad regularly and I thought it was an urban legend.

  3. Andrea Oliver:

    Dwyane Wade're not Wade the basketball player -- the legend, dwyane Wade're the human being that took the time and on his on wrote my brother's name on his shoe.

  4. Kientega Pingdewinde Gerard:

    Dear friends, dear children, dear parents, dear colleagues, coronavirus is not a story, it is not a tale, it is not a legend, it is not a myth. It is a reality.

  5. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell:

    Ellis Marsalis was a legend. Ellis Marsalis was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz, ellis Marsalis was Ellis Marsalis, a father, and an icon -- and words aren't sufficient to describe the art, the joy and the wonder Ellis Marsalis showed the world.

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