Definition of Leonine

1. Adjective. Of or characteristic of or resembling a lion.

Partainyms: Lion



Definition of Leonine

1. a. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.

Definition of Leonine

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leonine

1. pertaining to a lion [adj] - See also: lion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leonine

lentour
lentous
lentula
lenvoy
lenvoys
leo
leod
leogangite
leonardite
leonced
leoncita
leone
leones
leonhardite
leonid
leonine (current term)
leonine facies
leoninity
leonite
leontiasis
leontiasis ossea
leontodon
leontomorphic
leopard
leopard's-bane
leopard's bane
leopard cat
leopard cats
leopard frog
leopard fundus

Literary usage of Leonine

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"The love of fame, a generous but worldly passion, may be detected in the name of the leonine city, which he bestowed on the Vatican ; yet the pride of the ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The love of fame, a generous but worldly passion, may be detected in the name of the leonine city, which he bestowed on the Vatican; yet the pride of the ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"... THE leonine ERA. so far in correspondence with fact, for the mainspring of this Pontiffs actions certainly did not lie in the ecclesiastical sphere. ..."

4. The works of Alfred, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson (1884)
"leonine ELEGIACS. LOW-FLOWING breezes are roaming the broad valley dimm'd in the gloaming : Thoro' the black-stemm'd pines only the far river shines. ..."

5. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"80.) Others of this kind are : inonder: abonder, jouissance : licence, divers : univers, &c. In the Middle Ages such rimes were known as leonine, ..."

6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"Suint, 2 b: see leonine CITY (not Leo III.). X., Giovanni de' Medici, 2 c. ... LEON'IDAS, king of Sparta, X. 864. See THERMOPYLAE. leonine ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"It is full of conceits, leonine verses, retrograde verses, and the like, but has the merit of frequently giving dates. There is only one known manuscript, ..."

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