Recent Examples of legionary from the Web
The cemetery they were buried in was once on the outskirts of Eboracum, a Roman legionary fortress and settlement that was one of the largest in Britain 1800 years ago.
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Origin and Etymology of legionary
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of legionary in a Sentence
the daring exploits of the French legionaries have long been the stuff of literary and cinematic legend
First Known Use of legionary
Synonymsdogface, fighter, soldier, legionnaire, man-at-arms, regular, serviceman, trooper, warrior
Related Wordsservicewoman; carabineer (or carabinier), cavalier, cavalryman, cuirassier, dragoon; doughboy, footman, foot soldier, grunt, infantryman; commando, raider; jarhead [slang], marine, ranger; artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, mortarman, musketeer, rifleman; archer, crossbowman; lancer, pikeman, spearman; Confederate, Continental, Federal, GI, guardsman, militiaman, minuteman; counterguerrilla (also counterguerilla), guerrilla (or guerilla), irregular, paramilitary, partisan (also partizan); combatant, noncombatant; lifer, veteran, warhorse; conscript, draftee, enrollee, recruit; reservist; champion, knight; digger [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], gallowglass, gendarme
LEGIONARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legionary for English Language Learners
: a soldier who is a member of a legion
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