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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun legion:

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Definition of the noun legion

What does legion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: legions

  1. archaic terms for army
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of legion: host
    • more generic terms: army / ground forces / regular army = a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    • more specific terms:
      • Roman Legion = a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
      • Sabaoth = hosts or armies
  2. association of ex-servicemen
    • example: the American Legion
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people
  3. a large military unit
  4. a vast multitude

Alternative definition of the noun legion

noun

  1. [historical] The major unit or division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000 infantry soldiers and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.
  2. A large military or semimilitary unit trained for combat; any military force; an army, regiment; an armed, organized and assembled militia.
  3. (often 'Legion' or 'the Legion') A national organization or association of former servicemen, such as the American Legion, founded in 1919.
  4. A large number of people; a multitude.
  5. (often plural) A great number.
  6. [dated, taxonomy] A group of orders inferior to a class; in scientific classification, a term occasionally used to express an assemblage of objects intermediate between an order and a class.

Definition of the adjective legion

What does legion mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. amounting to a large indefinite number
    • example: Palomar's fans are legion
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of legion: numerous
    • similar: many

Alternative definition of the adjective legion

adjective

  1. Numerous; vast; very great in number; multitudinous.

Films

  1. "Legion" is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group acquired most of this film's worldwide distribution rights and the group opened this film in North America theatrically on January 22, 2010 through Screen Gems.
    • also known as Leegion, Légia, Легион, Legie, Légió, Legions, Kiyamet melekleri, Légion - L'Armée des anges, Legião, Legija, Legionas, Legión, Legión de ángeles, Maut Ke Farishtey
    • official website: www.legionmovie.com
  2. "Legion" is a 1998 made for TV film directed by John Hess with screenplay by Patrick Highsmith and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It was produced by Avi Nesher for Mahagonny Pictures and Conquistador Entertainment Inc.
  3. "Legion" is a 1998 film written and directed by Ziaeddin Dorri.

Writings

  1. "Legion" is a 1983 horror novel by William Peter Blatty, a sequel to The Exorcist. It was made into the movie The Exorcist III in 1990. Like The Exorcist, it involves demonic possession. The book was the focus of a court case over its exclusion from the The New York Times Best Seller list.
    • language: English Language
    • character: Lt. William Kinderman
    • genres: Horror, Horror fiction
    • subjects: Demonic possession, Exorcism
    • released in (33 years ago)
  2. "Legion" is a series of science fiction novellas written by American author Brandon Sanderson. The first book, titled Legion, was first published on August 31, 2012 by Subterranean Press, followed in November 2014 by Legion: Skin Deep. The books gained favorable reviews.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Science Fiction
    • released on
  3. "Legion" is the seventh novel of the Horus Heresy series, written by Dan Abnett. The novel features the Alpha Legion and the Imperial Army. Legion was released on March 1, 2008.
    • language: English Language
    • characters:
      • Alpharius-Omegon
      • Horus
    • genre: Science Fiction
    • released on (7 years ago)

Game

"Legion" is an award-nominated video game.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • designer: Jason Devlin
  • developer: Jason Devlin
  • genres: Interactive fiction, Adventure game
  • award:
    • XYZZY Award for Best Writing
    • XYZZY Award for Best Use of Medium
    • XYZZY Award for Best Individual NPC (John)
    • XYZZY Award for Best Individual PC (Legion)

Characters

  1. Legion is a fictional character, an antihero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. David is the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Israeli Holocaust survivor Gabrielle Haller. He has a severe mental illness, including a form of dissociative identity disorder, with each of his personas controlling one of his many superpowers.
  2. Legion is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. He was created by Keith Giffen, Gerard Jones, and Romeo Tanghal. He is a foe of Abin Sur, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814, the Silver Age Green Lantern and the Green Lantern Corps. His only appearance is in the 1990 mini-series Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn.

There are other characters with in their name, like Legion of Super Heroes and Legion of Super-Heroes.

Music

  1. "Legion" is the second full length album by American death metal band Deicide. It was released by Roadrunner Records on June 9, 1992.
    • genre: Death metal
    • released on (23 years ago)
  2. "Legion" is a musical album of John Frizzell, soundtrack.
    • also known as Legion Soundtrack
    • released on (5 years ago)
  3. "Legion" is a musical album of Mark Shreeve.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  4. "Legion" is a musical EP of Al-Faris & Andrew Wooden.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  5. "Legion" is a musical album of Dead Man's Hill.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  6. "Legion" is a musical album of Bantum.
    • released on
  7. "Legion" is a musical EP of Hydra Division V.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  8. "Legion" is a composition.
  9. "Legion" is a musical album of Goatchrist.
  10. "Legion" is a composition.

Groups

  1. Legion a.k.a. Легион is a musical group.
  2. Legion is a musical group.
    • albums: "Mind Training", "Lethal Liberty", "Labyrinth of Problems"
  3. Legion a.k.a. Legión is a musical group.
    • album: "Evocación del Mal"
  4. Legion is a musical group.
    • album: "Veiled in Mist"

There are other groups with in their name, like legion x, legion 88, Vit Legion, Grim Legion, I Am Legion, Last Legion, Neon Legion, Soul Legion, Storm Legion, Legion Within, Foreign Legion, Legion of Doom, Legion of Mary, Legion of Thor, Miracle Legion, Infernal Legion, Legion of Death, Legion of Sadism, Legion of Darkness.

Place

Legion is a Venue in Brooklyn.

Miscellanea

  1. Legion are a group of demons referred to in the Christian Bible. The New Testament outlines an encounter where Jesus healed a man from Gadara possessed by demons while traveling, known as "the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac".
  2. Legion is a computer software system variously classified as a distributed operating system, a peer-to-peer system, metacomputing software, or middleware. It is an object-based system designed to provide secure, transparent access to large numbers of machines, both to computational power and data.
  3. The legion, in biological classification, is a non-obligatory taxonomic rank within the Linnaean hierarchy.

Phrases with Legion

  1. roman legion
  2. foreign legion
  3. american legion
  4. french foreign legion

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Legion

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

Legion is also used, proverbially, to signify a large and indefinite number of persons or things. This term was revived in the time of Napoleon, and has since been commonly applied to a body of troops of an indefinite number, ana usually of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science Fiction (2015)

Smith's novels,and consistsof The Legion of Space (1934),The Cometeers (1936),

Ashort story and another novel , The Queenofthe Legion (1983), were added later, but are of only marginal interest.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Massachusetts Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

major artillery and engineers, Samuel Tinsley, captain, Third sub-legion, Samuel Allison, ensign, Second sub-legion, John W. Thompson, ensign, First U. S. legion, Geo. Gil- lasspy, surgeon, L. U. S, Tim. Barnard, D. A. and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pennsylvania Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

major artillery and engineers, Samuel Tinsley, captain, Third sub-legion, Samuel Allison, ensign, Second sub-legion, John W. Thompson, ensign, First U. S. legion, Geo. Gil- lasspy, surgeon, L. U. S, Tim. Barnard, D. A. and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

See Bank One, Indianapolis American Legion. National veterans organization headquartered in Indianapolis. The idea for an American Legion began when Theodore Roosevelt, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of War and American Society (2005)

by Peter Karsten

The Legion had campaigned successfully for veterans to receive preference for many state and federal jobs. In the mid-1920s, with domestic radicalism more of a memory than a menace, the Legion abandoned its confrontational tactics and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson

Despite the broad support, however, successful veterans' legislation required the determined intercession by the largest of the veterans' organizations, the American Legion. The “GI Bill of Rights” As the January 1944 session of Congress ...

Google previewConflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze

When the British recognized Abdullah as emir of Transj ordan, Abdullah's civil police force was combined with the Reserve Mobile Force as the Arab Legion on October 22, 1923. Peake served as its first commander. For more than 30 years, ...

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Quotes about Legion

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion. (Thomas Fuller)
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Scrabble value of L1E1G2I1O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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