legionary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legionary a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Legionary A member of a legion.
    • a Legionary Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force. "The legionary body of error."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • legionary Pertaining to or consisting of a legion or legions: as, legionary discipline; a legionary soldier; a legionary force.
    • legionary Containing a great number.
    • n legionary One of a legion; especially, a Roman soldier belonging to a legion or a subaltern member of the Legion of Honor.
    • n legionary The neuter of a kind of red ant: so named by Huber. It is probably the neuter of Polyergus rufescens, a slave-making species.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Legionary relating to, or consisting of, a legion or legions: containing a great number
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. legionarius,: cf. F. légionnaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. legion-emlegĕre, to levy.

Usage

In literature:

Two legionaries were stationed at these gates.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Romans, on the other hand, had only a small navy and no naval experience; their strength lay in their legionaries.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Manlius now led on his legionaries to assault the intrenchment, which they carried at the sword's point.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
But the wounded pride of the legionaries could not be soothed.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There was no longer any place for them in the home or in the columns of the legionaries.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
It was never necessary to bring the Roman reserves of legionary soldiers into action.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The legionaries pressed into the loop, and Hannibal drew back his centre before them.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
My staff struck hard and square on the helmet of a legionary, who, falling backward, dragged down with him the soldier behind.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
Now an idea takes hold on the minds of these ferocious legionaries, and it is passed like lightning round the ranks.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
What must it have been like to be a Roman legionary, returning to this place from a victory in some far-off land?
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
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In news:

Victim Claims He Was Illegitimate Son Of Priest And That Vatican Ignored Abuse Allegations Against Legionaries' Founder For Years.
It's that time of year again when Legionaries try to help the community.
Unmanned aerial target development at Selex Galileo 's Ronchi dei Legionari facility in northeast Italy dates back to the Meteor company and its piston-engine P1 of 1955.
Man Who Claims To Be Son Of Priest Sues Legionaries Of Christ.
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