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legion

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noun le·gion \ˈlē-jən\

Simple Definition of legion

  • : a large group of soldiers in ancient Rome

  • : a large group of soldiers

  • : a national organization for former soldiers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of legion

  1. 1 :  the principal unit of the Roman army comprising 3000 to 6000 foot soldiers with cavalry

  2. 2 :  a large military force; especially :  army 1a

  3. 3 :  a very large number :  multitude

  4. 4 :  a national association of ex-servicemen

Examples of legion in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with legion


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legion

adjective le·gion

Simple Definition of legion

  • : very many or numerous

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of legion

  1. :  many, numerous <the problems are legion>

Examples of legion in a sentence

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



1678

First Known Use of legion

1678



LEGION Defined for Kids

legion

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noun le·gion \ˈlē-jən\

Definition of legion for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of from 3000 to 6000 soldiers that made up the chief army unit in ancient Rome

  2. 2 :  army 1

  3. 3 :  a very great number <She has a legion of admirers.>





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