(noun, adjective)


1. (computing) of a computer system that has been in service for many years and that a business still relies upon, even though it is becoming expensive or difficult to maintain

2. left behind; old or no longer in active use

- They expect it to take years to process and import all the legacy data.

- A legacy number or legacy identifier means a number no longer in use (for a document, for example)."


1. (law) a gift of personal property by will

Similar word(s): bequest

Definition categories: possession, heritage, inheritance, gift

Sentences with legacy as a noun:

- John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.

- Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.