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Definition of Legend

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story that has been handed down over generations and cannot be proved to be true or fictitious, tale, myth, fable; collection of myths or fables; explanatory table for a map (or chart, etc.); inscription (on a coin, monument, etc.)
Legend Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To tell or narrate, as a legend.
  
(n.)
That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
  
(n.)
Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
  
(n.)
An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
  
(n.)
A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
  
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legend
\leg"end\, v. t. to tell or narrate, as a legend. hall.
legend
\leg"end\ (l&ebreve;j"&ebreve;nd or lē"j&ebreve;nd; 277), n. [oe. legende, of. legende, f. légende, ll. legenda, fr. l. legendus to be read, fr. legere to read, gather; akin to gr. le`gein to gather, speak. cf. collect, dialogue, lesson, logic.]
1. that which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
2. a story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
3. any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable. and in this legend all that glorious deed read, whilst you arm you.
4. an inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
(synonym) fable
(hypernym) story
(hyponym) Arthurian legend
(class) grail, Holy Grail, Sangraal
2. brief description accompanying an illustration
(synonym) caption
(hypernym) title
(part-holonym) illustration
Legend Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
descriptive or wording to explain an illustration.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Legend Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fishery Glossary
A classification system in a particular area using a defined mapping scale and a particular data set which may contain all or a sub-set, of possible classes. A legend depends: (a) on scale and cartographic representation e.g. occurrence of mixed classes; and (b) on data and mapping methodology. As a consequence, different legends which do not have a common reference classification system cannot be compared and correlated. Modified from: Choudhury and Jansen (1997)
FAO
Glossary Of Geography
A key to what the symbols or pictures in a map mean.
Legend Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Desktop Publishing Glossary
The descriptive matter printed below an illustration, mostly referred to as a caption. Also an explanation of signs or symbols used in timetables or maps.
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Legend Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A legend (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. Legend, for its active and passive participants includes no happenings that are outside the realm of "possibility", defined by a highly flexible set of parameters, which may include miracles that are perceived as actually having happened, within the specific tradition of indoctrination where the legend arises, and within which it may be transformed over time, in order to keep it fresh and vital, and realistic. A majority of legends operate within the realm of uncertainty, never being entirely believed by the participants, but also never being resolutely doubted.

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Legend Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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By: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)

Bowmore Distillery
Founded in 1779 by John Simpson
The first distillery Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth had visited (August, 1980)
Location: Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll (Scotland)
The oldest legal distillery in the island.
Water source: Laggan River
Other neighboring distillers: Lagavulin, Laphroaig
Owner: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. (Scotland)
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By: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)
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By: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)