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legion

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noun le·gion \ˈlē-jən\

Definition of legion

  1. 1 :  the principal unit of the Roman army comprising 3000 to 6000 foot soldiers with cavalry Caesar and his legions defeated the Gauls.

  2. 2 :  a large military force; especially :  army 1a the French Foreign Legion

  3. 3 :  a very large number :  multitude won him … a legion of devoted followers — Irving Kolodin

  4. 4 :  a national association of ex-servicemen the American Legion

Examples of legion in a Sentence

  1. Legions of people came to see him perform.

  2. joined the French Foreign Legion

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Origin and Etymology of legion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin legion-, legio, from legere to gather — more at legend


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legion

adjective le·gion

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

Origin and Etymology of legion

see 1legion



LEGION Defined for English Language Learners

legion

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noun

Definition of legion for English Language Learners

  • : a large group of soldiers in ancient Rome

  • : a large group of soldiers

  • : a national organization for former soldiers

legion

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Definition of legion for English Language Learners

  • : very many or numerous


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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