Definition of Lionel

1. n. The whelp of a lioness; a young lion.

Definition of Lionel

1. Proper noun. ( male given name) of mostly British usage. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The whelp of a lioness; a young lion. ¹

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Definition of Lionel

1. lioncel [n -S] - See also: lioncel

Medical Definition of Lionel

1. The whelp of a lioness; a young lion. Origin: OF, dim. Of lion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lionel

lion's tooth
lion-jaw bone-holding forceps
lion-jaw forceps
lion cub
lion cubs
lion marmoset
lion monkey
lionel (current term)
lionhead cichlid
lionhead cichlids
lionhead rabbit

Literary usage of Lionel

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1. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"lionel transferred the exchequer from Dublin to Carlow, and spent 500/. in walling that town (j*. ... This -was the last important act of lionel in Ireland. ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"THEN he said to lionel: Ah gentle knight, have mercy upon me and on thy brother ... So God help me, said lionel, sir priest, but if ye flee from him I shall ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"Sir lionel did not notice it. He was too much taken up with his own vengeful ... cried Sir lionel. " Arrest him too. He is guilty of perjury ; and if he ..."

4. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1833)
"I am going into my dressing-room — It •rms then Mr. lionel is a great favourite ... Sir J. Why really, lionel, from the character ef her intended husband, ..."

5. Appletons' Journal (1877)
"You must wait till this is over, old fellow, and we'll have a cigar together," said lionel, his hand on Trafford's shoulder. ..."

6. Memorials of John Bartram and Humphry Marshall by William Darlington, Peter Collinson (1849)
"lionel CHALMERS* TO JOHN BARTRAM. DEAR Sin:— Charleston, 1st April, 1773. ... lionel CHALMERS TO WILLIAM BARTRAM. Charleston, 17th May, 1774. ..."

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