Legion

[l_ˈiː_dʒ_ə_n], [lˈiːd͡ʒən], [lˈiːd‍ʒən]

Definitions of legion:

  1.   association of ex- servicemen; " the American Legion"
  2.   Among the ancient Romans, a body of soldiers divided into coborts, maniples, and centuries, and consisting of from 3000 to 6000 men; a military force; a great number. Legion of honour, an order instituted in France, by Napoleon, as a reward for merit, both civil and military.
  3.   a vast multitude
  4.   archaic terms for army
  5.   A group of orders inferior to a class.
  6.   A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, - from about four thousand to about six thousand men, - the cavalry being about one tenth.
  7.   A body of Roman soldiers, of 4, 500 to 6, 000 men; a military force; multitude.
  8.   a large military unit; " the French Foreign Legion"
  9.   A great number; a multitude.
  10.   A division of the ancient Roman army; an army; a great number.
  11.   Among the Romans, a body of soldiers of about 5000 men; a great number; legion of honour, a French order of merit instituted by Napoleon I. when First Consul of France; legion, as in the Scripture phrase, their name is legion, signifies " very many in number".
  12.   In ancient Rome, a body of soldiers of from 3000 to 9000, an armed force; great number.
  13.   A military force; an army; military bands.
  14.   In ancient Rome, a body of soldiers of from three to six thousand; a military force: a great number.

Antonyms for legion:

sprinkling, couple, scatter, limited, sprinkle, countable, smattering, smatter, handful, scattering, few.


Quotes for legion:

  1. Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion – Gustave Flaubert
  2. It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor. – Andre Gide
  3. I was hired to do as many Boy Commando, Newsboy Legion and Sandman stories as I could. – Gil Kane
  4. The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction. – John Lennon
  5. The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play. A place to play and a chance to play. – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for legion:

  1. Canalis, who had been busy during the last three months with serious matters of his own, and was trying to get himself made commander of the Legion of honor and minister to a German court, had completely forgotten Modeste's letter." ” – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. I'm going to Canada, he continued, to enlist in the American Legion – The Flag by Homer Greene
  3. At the close of the Exposition Edison was created a Commander of the Legion of Honor. ” – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  4. “ I will say, that I firmly believe that the connexion between the legion and the fleet has been injurious to the military operations of the queen of Spain's generals. ” – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  5. His expert eye ran down the ragged ranks of his newly acquired legion – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  6. Tell me, is there a convention of the Brigade- that is, I mean, of the American Legion in Western City now? ” – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
  7. “ Sigurd's acquaintances were legion – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  8. Then she joined this Women's Legion – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  9. “ " And that's just where Vickars makes his mistake," said Legion – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  10. Suppose a single legion had sallied forth! ” – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  11. The servants- whose name was legion were always passing noiselessly to and fro. ” – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  12. “ A whole legion of witnesses had to be examined, and the deeds and papers increased to such an extent that at the end they weighed seventy- three pounds. ” – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  13. “ " Well; the Legion of Honour is a fine thing to have," said Marie. ” – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  14. How in the world did you think of the Foreign Legion – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  15. So I did, and she is now sitting on the other side of the fireplace with a legion of small linen habiliments in a huge basket by her side. ” – John Bull on the Guadalquivir from Tales from all Countries by Anthony Trollope
  16. From the French Legion Etranger I have my honorable discharge. ” – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  17. “ Morrison represented the not inconsiderable number of young men in New York who had gained at the expense of the valiant legion who had lost. ” – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  18. “ For this invention, which he exhibited at the Exposition of 1834, he received a gold medal, and was decorated with the Legion of Honour. ” – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  19. The Legion may think us lost, and try to search for us. ” – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  20. On the 4th of May 1801 he brought forward, for the first time officially, in the Council of State the question of the establishment of the Legion of Honour, which on the 19th May 1802 was proclaimed a law of the State. ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton

Rhymes for legion:


Alphabet: