Synonyms of legend in English:

legend


See definition of legend

noun

1‘the Arthurian legends’

SYNONYMS

myth, saga, epic, folk tale, folk story, traditional story, tale, story, fairy tale, narrative, fable, romance

folklore, lore, mythology, fantasy, oral history, tradition, folk tradition, old wives' tales

technical mythos, mythus

informal yarn

2‘pop legends like the Beatles’

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celebrity, star, superstar, icon, famous person, great, genius, phenomenon, luminary, giant, big name

informal celeb, megastar

3‘‘the most distinguished address in Ireland’ boasted the legend on the desk notepad’

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caption, inscription, dedication, motto, slogan, device, heading, head, title, wording, subtitle, subheading, rubric, colophon

4‘the experimental conditions were as described in the legend to Figure 5’

SYNONYMS

explanation, key, code, cipher, table of symbols, guide, glossary