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Lion Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lion n
  1. large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male [syn: king of beasts, Panthera leo]
  2. a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after) [syn: social lion}]
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo [syn: Leo]
  4. the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22 [syn: Leo, Leo the Lion]
Lion Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lion \Li"on\ (l[imac]"[u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, -onis, akin to Gr. le`wn. Cf. Chameleon, Dandelion, Leopard.]
  1. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
Lion Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lion \Li"on\, n. Lion of Lucerne, a famous sculptured lion at Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Thorwaldsen and dedicated in 1821 as a memorial to the Swiss Guards who fell defending Louis XVI. in the attack of the mob on the Tuileries, Aug. 10, 179
  1. The animal, which is hewn out of the face of a rock, is represented as transfixed with a broken spear and dying, but still trying to protect with its paw a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis of France. Lion of St. Mark, a winged lion, the emblem of the evangelist Mark, especially that of bronze surmounting a granite column in the Piazzetta at Venice, and holding in its fore paws an open book representing St. Mark's Gospel. Lion of the North, Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), King of Sweden, the hero of the Protestant faith in the Thirty Years' War. Liquid air \Liq"uid air\ (Physics) A transparent limpid liquid, slightly blue in color, consisting of a mixture of liquefied oxygen and nitrogen. It is prepared by subjecting air to great pressure and then cooling it by its own expansion to a temperature below the boiling point of its constituents (N -194[deg] C; O -183[deg] 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Lion'

  • Lion: The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cat s in the genus Panthera , and a member of the family Felidae . With some males ...
  • P. Lion: P. Lion (Pietro Paolo Pelandi) (born June 29, 1959 in Alzano Lombardo ) is an Italian singer and musician who achieved his greatest ...
  • British and Irish Lions: The British and Irish Lions (formerly known as the British Isles and the British Lions) is a rugby union team made up of players from ...
  • Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit , Michigan . They are members of the North Division of the ...
  • Asiatic Lion: The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) or Indian Lion is a subspecies of the lion which survives today only in the Gir Forest of Gujarat ...
  • Lion (heraldry): The lion is a common charge in heraldry . It traditionally symbolises bravery, valour, strength, and royalty, since traditionally, it is ...
  • Brisbane Lions: The Brisbane Lions are an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club is based in ...
  • Lion dance: Lion dance. (s 舞狮 | t 舞獅 | p wǔshī is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture , in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Lion'

  • Meaning: Lion. The lion is a figure in art and religious symbolism of many cultures: symbolizing kingliness and grandeur and courage.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male

'Lion' in famous quotation sentence

* The great roe is a mythological beast with the head of a lion and the body of a lion, though not the same lion. - Woody Allen

* The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. - Woody Allen

* It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. - Elizabeth Kenny

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