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Definition 1: a vast multitude - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for legion in the sense of this definition

(legion is a kind of ...) a large gathering of people

Definition 2: a large military unit - [noun denoting group]

Samples where legion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the French Foreign Legion

(legion is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(... is a kind of legion ) a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state

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

Definition 3: association of ex-servicemen - [noun denoting group]

Samples where legion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the American Legion

(legion is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

Definition 4: archaic terms for army - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for legion in the sense of this definition

(legion is a kind of ...) a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state

(... is a kind of legion ) a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army

(... is a kind of legion ) (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament

"Lord of Sabaoth"

Definition 5: amounting to a large indefinite number - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where legion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • numerous times
  • the family was numerous
  • Palomar's fans are legion

Synonyms for legion in the sense of this definition

(legion is similar to ...) a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number

"many temptations" "the temptations are many" "a good many" "a great many" "many directions" "take as many apples as you like" "too many clouds to see" "never saw so many people"

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