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 for legend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Legend \Leg"end\, v. t.
     To tell or narrate, as a legend. --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Legend \Leg"end\ (l[e^]j"[e^]nd or l[=e]"j[e^]nd; 277), n. [OE.
     legende, OF. legende, F. l['e]gende, 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.]
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     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
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     2. A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous
        nature. --Addison.
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     3. Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not
        verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
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              And in this legend all that glorious deed
              Read, whilst you arm you.             --Fairfax.
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     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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     Golden legend. See under Golden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
           [syn: legend, fable]
      2: brief description accompanying an illustration [syn:
         caption, legend]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "legend":
     Clio, Lambert conformal projection, Marchen, Mercator projection,
     Miller projection, Mishnah, Muse of history, Spiritus Mundi, Sunna,
     Talmud, Western, Western story, Westerner, adventure story,
     adventures, aeronautical chart, allegory, ancient wisdom, annals,
     apologue, archetypal myth, archetypal pattern, astronomical chart,
     atlas, autobiography, azimuthal equidistant projection,
     azimuthal projection, banner, banner head, bedtime story,
     biographical sketch, biography, caption, cartographer, cartography,
     case history, celebrity, celestial chart, celestial globe, chart,
     chorographer, chorography, chronicle, chronicles, chronology,
     climatic chart, code, common law, confessions, conic projection,
     contour line, contour map, curriculum vitae, custom,
     cylindrical projection, detective story, diary, drop head,
     dropline, epic, epigraph, experiences, fable, fabliau, fairy lore,
     fairy tale, fairyism, fantasy, fiction, folk motif, folk story,
     folklore, folktale, fortunes, general reference map, gest,
     ghost story, globe, gnomonic projection, graphic scale, grid line,
     hachure, hagiography, hagiology, hanger, head, heading, headline,
     heliographic chart, heroic legend, historiography, history,
     horse opera, hydrographic chart, immemorial usage, immortal name,
     immortality, index, inscription, isoline, journal, jump head, key,
     latitude, layer tint, life, life and letters, life story,
     longitude, lore, love story, luminary, map, map maker,
     map projection, mapper, martyrology, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia,
     memorial, memorials, memory, meridian, motto, mystery,
     mystery story, myth, mythical lore, mythicism, mythology, mythos,
     narrative, necrology, nursery tale, obituary, overline, parable,
     parallel, personage, phenomenon, photobiography, photogrammetrist,
     photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography, physical map,
     political map, polyconic projection, profile, projection,
     racial memory, record, relief map, remembrance,
     representative fraction, resume, road map, romance, rubric,
     running head, running title, saga, scale, scarehead,
     science fiction, screamer, shocker, sinusoidal projection, slogan,
     somebody, space fiction, space opera, special map, spread,
     spreadhead, story, streamer, subhead, subheading, subtitle,
     superscription, suspense story, terrain map, terrestrial globe,
     thematic map, theory of history, thriller, title, title page,
     topographer, topographic chart, topography, tradition,
     traditionalism, traditionality, transportation map, undying fame,
     weather chart, weather map, whodunit, wonder, work of fiction

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