What does the word legend mean?

Usage examples for legend

  1. Now tell me the legend." – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  2. A legend containing a note of sadness comes to us out the buried centuries. – Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History by F. C. Grable
  3. It may, in reality, be nothing more than a pious legend. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson