Meaning of legion

le•gion

Pronunciation: (lē'jun), [key]
— n.
  1. a division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000 soldiers.
  2. a military or semimilitary unit.
    1. SeeAmerican Legion.
    2. Seeforeign legion(def. 2).
  3. any large group of armed men.
  4. any great number of persons or things; multitude.
—adj.
  1. very great in number: The holy man's faithful followers were legion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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