Synonyms for legion

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : lee-juhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈli dʒən

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Définition of legion

Origin :
  • c.1200, from Old French legion "Roman legion" (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry), from Latin legionem (nominative legio) "body of soldiers," from legere "to choose, gather," also "to read" (see lecture (n.)).
  • Generalized sense of "a large number" is due to translations of allusive phrase in Mark v:9. American Legion, U.S. association of ex-servicemen, founded in 1919. Legion of Honor is French légion d'honneur, an order of distinction founded by Napoleon in 1802. Foreign Legion is French légion étrangère "body of foreign volunteers in a modern army," originally Polish, Belgian, etc. units in French army; they traditionally served in colonies or distant expeditions.
  • adj numerous
  • noun mass, force of people
Example sentences :
  • Major Vernier, of Pulaski's legion, and twenty-five men, were killed.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • He had previously been made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • Indeed there were not many who could have kept up with him in his rambles, had there been a legion.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Had there been a legion of them on his track, he could have better borne it.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • A legion of hirelings were zealous to show their servility and loyalty to their lords.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • In fact, the superstitions in this connection are legion, and are not confined to any country.
  • Extract from : « Storyology » by Benjamin Taylor
  • He was, besides, nominated a Knight of the Legion of Honour.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete » by Lewis Goldsmith
  • I had my dreams, even when I was a degraded outcast in the Legion.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • He had obtained the ribbon of the Legion of Honour for his father.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Of all his decorations he clung only to the little red rosette of the Legion of Honor.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter

Antonyms for legion

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