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Definitions of lion

  1. a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A large carnivorous feline mammal (Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A sign and a constellation; Leo. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A large powerful flesh-eating mammal of the cat family, found in tropical deserts; a person who possesses great courage; one who is noted and is sought by society. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A large and fierce quadruped, remarkable for its roar: (astr.) Leo, a sign of the zodiac: any object of interest:-fem. LIONESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A fierce quadruped, the largest of the cat kind, sign of the zodiac. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A large yellowish brown carnivorous mammal, of the cat family, of Africa and Asia; figuratively, a celebrity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A quadruped of the genus felis, very strong, fierce, and rapacious, and remarkable for its roar; Leo, a sign in the zodiac; an object of interest and curiosity; a symbol of power, courage, and virtue as triumphant, therefore of the Resurrection. Lion's share, the whole or an undue share. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A very strong and fierce beast of prey; a sign of the zodiac. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Lioness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for lion

  1. Very well; he stopped, so he did, but was a wounded lion – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. Was it a lion – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart