Definition of Legionary

1. Noun. A soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion).

Exact synonyms: Legionnaire
Group relationships: Legion
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: Soldier



Definition of Legionary

1. a. Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force.

2. n. A member of a legion.

Definition of Legionary

1. Adjective. Relating to, or consisting of a legion or legions. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing a great number. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) A soldier belonging to a legion; a professional soldier of the ancient Roman army. ¹

4. Noun. A member of a legion, such as the American Legion, or of any organization containing the term legion in its title (e.g. the French Foreign Legion). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legionary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legionary

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leghold
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legion
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legionaire's disease
legionaries
legionary (current term)
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legionella
legionella pneumophila
legionellae
legionellosis
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legionnaire's disease
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legionnaires' disease
legionries
legionry
legions

Literary usage of Legionary

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1. The Numismatic Chronicle by Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain) (1885)
"From this, by the courtesy of Mr. Robert Blair, FSA, one of the Secretaries of the Society, I am permitted to produce here a woodcut of a legionary coin of ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1883)
"Owing probably to the unsettled nature of the occupation, no lettered legionary stones that have yet been discovered can with certainty be assigned to an ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"NEW AND LITTLE-KNOWN GUESTS OF THE TEXAN legionary ANTS.1 CHARLES THOMAS BRUES. THE species included in the present paper are all ..."

4. History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at by Henry Trumbull (1812)
"M. CAMPBELL, who commanded the legionary cavalry, to turn the left flank of the enemy .next the river, and which afforded a favorable field fop that corps ..."

5. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1833)
"... in Myriads for War and Extermination—The Fallow Ants— The Sanguine Ants—The legionary Ants—Attack other Ants, and reduce them to Slavery. ..."

6. The History of Rome by Livy (1888)
"... enemy to slip out of their hands was, the signal being given too tardily to the legionary cavalry, and their not being allowed to pursue the fugitives. ..."

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