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Another word for legend

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Noun
  1. A traditional story or tale that has no proven factual basis

      1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
      2. Such stories considered as a group:
      3. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
      1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
      2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
      3. A falsehood; a lie.
  2. A body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject

      1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication:
      2. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage:
      3. A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present:
      1. Myth.
      2. Mythology.
      3. The pattern of basic values and attitudes of a people, characteristically transmitted through myths and the arts.
      1. A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes.
      2. A body of myths associated with an event, individual, or institution:
      3. The field of scholarship dealing with the systematic collection and study of myths.
      1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
      2. Such stories considered as a group:
      3. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
      1. Accumulated knowledge or beliefs held by a group about a subject, especially when passed from generation to generation by oral tradition.
      1. The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
      2. The comparative study of folk knowledge and culture.
      3. A body of widely accepted but usually specious notions about a place, a group, or an institution:
    See also:

    knowledge

Another word for legend

Noun
  1. An improbable, traditional story

      1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
      2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
      3. A falsehood; a lie.
      1. A prose narrative usually written in Iceland between 1120 and 1400, dealing with the families that first settled Iceland and their descendants, with the histories of the kings of Norway, and with the myths and legends of early Germanic gods and heroes.
      2. A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
      3. A long detailed report:
      1. a story, usually of anonymous authorship and containing legendary elements, made and handed down orally among the common people
  2. A brief piece of written matter

      1. A notched and grooved, usually metal implement that is turned to open or close a lock.
      2. A similar implement or an electronic device used for opening, winding, or starting something:
      3. A device, such as a wedge or pin, inserted to lock together mechanical or structural parts.
      1. An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other work.
      2. A general or descriptive heading, as of a book chapter.
      3. A written work that is published or about to be published:
      1. The act or an instance of inscribing.
      2. A marking, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
      3. A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
      1. A brief statement used to express a principle, goal, or ideal:
      1. A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph.
      2. A series of words superimposed on the bottom of television or motion picture frames that communicate dialogue to the hearing-impaired or translate foreign dialogue.
      3. A title or heading, as of a document or article.
    See also:

    writing