legendary

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

legend +‎ -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius' Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).' (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective appear in the 16th century.

Adjective[edit]

legendary (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
  2. Appearing (solely) in legends.
  3. Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
  4. Having unimaginable greatness; excellent to such an extent to evoke stories
    • 2013, Phil McNulty, "[1]", BBC Sport, 1 September 2013:
      And it was a fitting victory for Liverpool as Anfield celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of their legendary Scottish manager Bill Shankly.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

legendary (plural legendaries)

  1. (obsolete) A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
  2. (obsolete) One who relates legends.