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Legion meaning

legion - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A military force; an army; military bands.
  2. 2. A great number; a multitude.
  3. 3. A group of orders inferior to a class.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. In ancient Rome, a body of soldiers of from 3000 to 9000, an armed force; great number.

legion - examples of usage

  1. It was universally felt that upon them, as the Tenth Legion of Caesar, or the Old Guard of Napoleon, the weight of the contest at the decisive moment would fall.
  2. Of those who have been ready to lay down their lives for the welfare of Great Britain the number is legion.
  3. He was mentioned in the official despatches, and received from the French Government the Cross of the Legion of Honour.
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