A story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Also historical legend.
The legend of Troy was discovered to have historical basis.
A story in which a kernel of truth is embellished to an unlikely degree.
The 1984 Rose Bowl prank has spawned many legends. Here's the real story.
A leading protagonist in a historical legend.
Achilles is a legend in Greek culture.
Any person of extraordinary accomplishment.
Michael Jordan stands as a legend in basketball.
A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart,
According to the legend on the map, that building is a school.
The text on a coin.
A fabricated backstory for spies, complete with appropriate documents and records.
According to his legend, he once worked for the Red Cross, spreading humanitarian aid in Africa.
(Australian, slang) A worthy friend.
Cheers mate for fixing my car, you're a legend.