• An unrealistic story depicting past events.
  • A person related to a legend or legends.
  • A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart, etc.
  • An inscription, motto, or title, especially one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon a heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
  • A musical composition set to a poetical story.
  • The design and specification of a vessel.



  • From Middle English legende, from Old French legende, from Medieval Latin legenda ("a legend, story, especially the lives of the saints"), from Latin legendus ("things which ought to be read"), from lego.

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