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1legion

noun le·gion \ˈlē-jən\

: a large group of soldiers in ancient Rome

: a large group of soldiers

: a national organization for former soldiers

Full Definition of LEGION

1
:  the principal unit of the Roman army comprising 3000 to 6000 foot soldiers with cavalry
2
:  a large military force; especially :  army 1a
3
:  a very large number :  multitude
4
:  a national association of ex-servicemen

Examples of LEGION

  1. Legions of people came to see him perform.
  2. <joined the French Foreign Legion>

Origin of LEGION

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin legion-, legio, from legere to gather — more at legend
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

Rhymes with LEGION

2legion

adjective

: very many or numerous

Full Definition of LEGION

:  many, numerous <the problems are legion>

Examples of LEGION

  1. <the obstacles that the programmers had to overcome have been legion>

First Known Use of LEGION

1678
LEGION Defined for Kids

legion

noun le·gion \ˈlē-jən\

Definition of LEGION for Kids

1
:  a group of from 3000 to 6000 soldiers that made up the chief army unit in ancient Rome
2
:  army 1
3
:  a very great number <She has a legion of admirers.>

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