Definition of Lyons

1. Noun. A city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon.

Exact synonyms: Lyon
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: France, French Republic, Lyonnais

2. Noun. The council in 1274 that effected a temporary reunion of the Greek Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church.
Exact synonyms: Second Council Of Lyons
Generic synonyms: Council

3. Noun. The council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land.
Exact synonyms: First Council Of Lyons
Generic synonyms: Council

Definition of Lyons

1. Proper noun. A city in France, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyons

Lynx canadensis
Lynx caracal
Lynx lynx
Lynx pardina
Lynx rufus
Lyonia ligustrina
Lyonia lucida
Lyonia mariana
Lyonnaise sauce
Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi
Lyrurus tetrix

Literary usage of Lyons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Gregory X was a former canon of lyons, while Innocent V, as Peter of Taran taise, was Archbishop of lyons from 1272 to 127.3. ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"AB lyons, 72 Brainard st., Detroit, Mich. Lyon memorial. Miller, R. В., and lyons, ... lyons, Albert Brown, I-Mi- Plant names, scientific and popular. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In consequence of this the Convention (February 25) nominated Rovere, Bazire, and Legendre, to go to lyons. Arriving there on March 2, they set up a local ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"With regard to that, and also with regard to the time when lyons first perceived the objectionable features of the measure, see ante, chap, xv., ..."

5. A History of Nursing: The Evolution of Nursing Systems from the Earliest by Mary Adelaide Nutting, Lavinia L. Dock (1907)
"Of all mediaeval hospitals, those of which we possess the most complete records dealing with the nursing arrangements are the Hotel-Dieu of lyons and that ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Action by PC Buffington and others against John E. lyons. ... They took lyons with them. Williams professed to be acting for himself and some associates, ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"He was a prominent figure at the Council of lyons in the latter year. In Apr., 1275, he left lyons with the pope to take part in the negotiations with ..."

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