Definitions of lion

  1. large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
  2. ( astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  3. the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
  4. a celebrity who is lionized ( much sought after)
  5. 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.
  6. A sign and a constellation; Leo.
  7. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.
  8. 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.
  9. Lioness.
  10. A large and fierce quadruped, remarkable for its roar: ( astr.) Leo, a sign of the zodiac: any object of interest:- fem. LIONESS.
  11. A fierce quadruped, the largest of the cat kind, sign of the zodiac.
  12. A large yellowish brown carnivorous mammal, of the cat family, of Africa and Asia; figuratively, a celebrity.
  13. 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.
  14. A very strong and fierce beast of prey; a sign of the zodiac.

Usage examples for lion

  1. Very well; he stopped, so he did, but was a wounded lion. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. Was it a lion? – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  3. Then thou needest have no further fear of me, and my lion will leave thee alone. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  4. The Major took no notice, and Zachariah put his name in the book, the roll of the Red Lion Friends of the People. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  5. He was more afraid of that than any other lion in the way. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  6. He wondered where so many of the Lion family came from, and what they were doing there, but he didn't stop to ask any questions. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  7. The Lion stood up and proved he was the larger of the two, for he was almost as big as a small horse. – Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  8. Hint that a little less-" " David, sir," interrupted the major, " it takes more than a hint to stop a woman when she takes a notion to nurse an attractive man, a sick lion one at that. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  9. The ruins are our great lion. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. But the old lion, though wounded, was still formidable. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  11. I questioned them closely, and soon discovered both that the lion must have been very bold, and also that he had received a pretty lively reception. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  12. The Lion thought what terrible monster must he be to have struck terror into all these monstrous animals! – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  13. I shall take a room at the Black Lion to- morrow. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  14. That object was a lion! – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  15. O, my lion, if only you would roar a bit more at her and less at me!" – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  16. The first was like a lion and had eagle's wings. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  17. 674. 3. Lion, vol. – Life and Character of Richard Carlile by George Jacob Holyoake
  18. Yes; but once the man is here and is sure to be talked about, of course Grassini wants his house to be the first place where the new lion will be on show. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  19. To pull it out was to the lion- hearted youth but the work of a moment. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  20. But no man on earth can tell what a lion born in captivity will do." – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers