Definitions of lion

  1. a celebrity who is lionized ( much sought after)
  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.
  3. A sign and a constellation; Leo.
  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.
  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.
  6. A large and fierce quadruped, remarkable for its roar: ( astr.) Leo, a sign of the zodiac: any object of interest:- fem. LIONESS.
  7. A fierce quadruped, the largest of the cat kind, sign of the zodiac.
  8. A large yellowish brown carnivorous mammal, of the cat family, of Africa and Asia; figuratively, a celebrity.
  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.
  10. A very strong and fierce beast of prey; a sign of the zodiac.
  11. Lioness.