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Ethnically, Tuareg describe themselves as white. And they don't look Arab or black. Many Tuareg have light skin, light eyes and sharp angular noses and cheekbones. They are cousins of the Berbers of North Africa. Some legends say the Tuareg are the decedents of an ancient Roman legion that disappeared into the desert two millennia ago.
Richard Engel

Meaning of "legion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEGION

From Old French, from Latin legio, from legere to choose.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEGION

legion  [ˈliːdʒən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEGION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Legion can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LEGION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of legion in the English dictionary

The first definition of legion in the dictionary is a military unit of the ancient Roman army made up of infantry with supporting cavalry, numbering some three to six thousand men. Other definition of legion is any large military force. Legion is also an association of ex-servicemen.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEGION


bioregion
ˈbaɪəʊˌriːdʒən
bourgeon
ˈbɜːdʒən
burgeon
ˈbɜːdʒən
chirurgeon
kaɪˈrɜːdʒən
cryosurgeon
ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒən
Dano-Norwegian
ˌdeɪnəʊnɔːˈwiːdʒən
ecoregion
ˈiːkəʊˌriːdʒən
Galwegian
ɡælˈwiːdʒən
Glaswegian
ɡlæzˈwiːdʒən
gurjun
ˈɡɜːdʒən
largen
ˈlɑːdʒən
microsurgeon
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsɜːdʒən
murgeon
ˈmɜːdʒən
neurosurgeon
ˌnjʊərəʊˈsɜːdʒən
Norwegian
nɔːˈwiːdʒən
psychosurgeon
ˈsaɪkəʊˌsɜːdʒən
region
ˈriːdʒən
sturgeon
ˈstɜːdʒən
subregion
sʌbˈriːdʒən
surgeon
ˈsɜːdʒən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEGION

legibility
legible
legibleness
legibly
Legion of Honour
legionaries
legionary
legionary ant
legioned
legionella
legionellae
legionnaire
legionnaire´s disease
legislate
legislation
legislative
legislative assembly
legislative council
legislatively
legislator

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEGION

American Legion
Borders Region
British Legion
Central Region
critical region
D region
E region
F region
foreign legion
French Foreign Legion
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Jewish Autonomous Region
Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
religion
Royal British Legion
Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
South Ossetian Autonomous Region
Strathclyde Region
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Xizang Autonomous Region

Synonyms and antonyms of legion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEGION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «legion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of legion

Translation of «legion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEGION

Find out the translation of legion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of legion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «legion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

军团
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

legión
570 millions of speakers

English

legion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفيلق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

легион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

legião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সৈন্যবাহিনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

légion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Legion
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Legion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軍団
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군단
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Legiun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô số
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படையணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोठी संख्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lejyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

legione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

legion
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

легіон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεγεώνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

legio
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

legion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

legion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of legion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEGION»

The term «legion» is very widely used and occupies the 13.454 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEGION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «legion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «legion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about legion

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3 QUOTES WITH «LEGION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word legion.
1
Richard Engel
Ethnically, Tuareg describe themselves as white. And they don't look Arab or black. Many Tuareg have light skin, light eyes and sharp angular noses and cheekbones. They are cousins of the Berbers of North Africa. Some legends say the Tuareg are the decedents of an ancient Roman legion that disappeared into the desert two millennia ago.
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Hugh Howey
I'd rather excite the imagination of a legion of readers and make pennies from each of them than hold off for a larger chunk of change from only a handful of fans.
3
Steven Weber
Social media has created a legion of social delinquents, billions of people speaking not their minds but their spleens, venting everything from the gum-cracking snark befitting a hair-twisting mallrat to the froth-flecked rage of a bell tower marksman.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEGION»

Discover the use of legion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to legion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite ...
Throughout this harrowing tale, Dando-Collins reveals previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar’s conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of ...
Stephen Dando-Collins, 2002
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Legion
Legion is a stunning recreation of the life of Roman soldiers at a fort on the Gallic frontier in the late First Century B.C. Centurion Quintus Flavius Rufio returns to Gaul near the Rhine to finish his career with the Twenty-fifth Legion.
William Altimari, 2003
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Legionnaire
He kept a unique diary of the hard living, harsh discipline, and the military tradition of 'March or Die' which he turned into this gripping book.
Simon Murray, 2011
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Tenth Legion: Tips, Tactics, and Insights on Turkey Hunting
A classic, humorous look at turkey hunting, which has fast become a cult classic.
Tom Kelly, 2005
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The Condor Legion: German Troops in the Spanish Civil War
Many of the officers prominent in the early campaigns of World War II won their first successes in Spain. This book details the Legion and its unique uniform and insignia.
Carlos Caballero Jurado, 2006
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The Spanish Foreign Legion
' This book examines the main campaigns in which the Legion participated, from Melilla in 1921-23 until its withdrawal from the Sahara in 1976.
John Scurr, 1985
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The Foreign Legion: Stories and Chronicles
Delightful, vivid, sometimes mordantly funny, sometimes sad beyond words. Together the stories and chronicles create a showcase of Lispector's talents to amuse and disturb.
Clarice Lispector, 1986
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Archangel's Legion
FIRST TIME IN PRINT Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power...on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.
Nalini Singh, 2013
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Crysis: Legion
And the chorus of voices whispering in your head keeps saying that all of this is on you: that you and you alone might be able to turn the whole thing around if you only knew what the hell was going on. You’d like to help.
Peter Watts, 2011
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The French Foreign Legion
A widespread reorganization of the Legion took place in this year, with the arrival in Algeria of a regiment of Swiss mercenaries formed by Napoleon III under the command of his friend Col. Ochenbein. Not ready in time for the Crimea, the ...
Martin Windrow, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEGION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term legion is used in the context of the following news items.
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The state of Legion baseball: The more things change, the more …
The transition could not have been better as the first live sporting events I covered for The T&D were American Legion baseball games with ... «The Times and Democrat, Jul 15»
2
Plover looks to continue streak in Legion regionals
STEVENS POINT – The Region 2 Class AAA Legion baseball begins Tuesday, and Plover is favored to win its fifth straight tile. The Black Sox ... «Stevenspointjournal, Jul 15»
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Red Land uses big fifth inning to win at Region 4 Legion baseball …
Red Land scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Myerstown 8-3 in the Region 4 Legion baseball winners' semifinals at ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
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Monday Musings: Legion playoffs in full swing - The Middletown Press
We're in the middle of the American Legion baseball postseason. The one-and-done round is over -- Middletown's 4-3 loss to Monroe was ... «Middletown Press, Jul 15»
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American Legion: Pinnacle Bank stays alive : Preps
American Legion: Pinnacle Bank stays alive ... in Pinnacle Bank's 7-5 win against Union Bank on Sunday in the American Legion Class A Area ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Local American Legion Post Honors Chattanooga Shooting Victims …
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – American Legion Post 341 in Bella Vista honored those who were killed in the Chattanooga, TN, shooting, by leaving ... «5newsonline.com, Jul 15»
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WWII veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur for helping to save 20 …
Robert Rigler, right, 98, reminisces with his oldest friend and fellow Dorset Regiment soldier Reg Cossins, 94, after he received his Legion ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Peoria post receives legion's highest honor - Your West Valley News …
Members of the John J. Morris American Legion Post 62 and their family members celebrate receiving the Bieri Award. [Submitted photo]. «YourWestValley.com, Jul 15»
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Anthony Sneska, Hellertown deliver big in Region 2 Legion baseball …
UPS, FedEx and the Post Office don't deliver as well as Hellertown Legion did Sunday afternoon. Anthony Sneska delivered the lumber – two ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»
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Legion state tourney game suspended by rain, will resume Monday …
An American Legion state tournament game between Jesuit-based Retif Oil and Lafayette-based Delhomme Drillers was suspended by rain ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»

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