Definition of Lion

1. Noun. Large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male.

Exact synonyms: King Of Beasts, Panthera Leo
Specialized synonyms: Lion Cub, Lioness, Lionet
Terms within: Mane
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Group relationships: Genus Panthera, Panthera, Pride



2. Noun. A celebrity who is lionized (much sought after).
Exact synonyms: Social Lion
Generic synonyms: Celebrity, Famous Person
Derivative terms: Lionize

3. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo.
Exact synonyms: Leo
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

4. Noun. The fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22.

Definition of Lion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Lion

1. Noun. A big cat, ''Panthera leo'', native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions. ¹

2. Noun. (heraldiccharge): A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms. ¹

3. Noun. A Chinese foo dog. ¹

4. Noun. An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion. ¹

5. Noun. A famous person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lion

1. a large, carnivorous feline mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lion

1. 1. 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 colour 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. 2. A sign and a constellation; Leo. 3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time. "Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man." (Prof. Wilson) American lion, the basilisk. Lion's share, all, or nearly all; the best or largest part; from aesop's fable of the lion hunting in company with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself all the prey. Origin: F. Lion, L. Leo, -onis, akin to Gr. Cf. Chameleon, Dandelion, Leopard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lion

lintuzumab
lintwhite
lintwhites
linty
linum
linums
linuron
linurons
linustatinase
liny
linyphiid
linyphiids
lio-
liocranid sac spider
liocranid sac spiders
lion (current term)
lion's-ear
lion's beard
lion's den
lion's ear
lion's foot
lion's leaf
lion's share
lion's tooth
lion-heart
lion-hearted
lion-hunter
lion-jaw bone-holding forceps
lion-jaw forceps

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