Lion

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Lion Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
  • the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
  • (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  • a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male ,
  • a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after) ,
  • (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo ,
  • the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22

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Lion Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The lion (Panthera leo) is a large mammal of the Felidae (cat) family. Some large males weigh over 250 kg (550 lb), Lions are adapted for life in grasslands and mixed areas with trees and grass. The relatively small females are fast runners over short distances, and co-ordinate their hunting of herd animals.

Lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. Habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern.

Lions are often called the "king of the beasts". They are used as symbols representing courage. They appear in heraldry more often than any other animal. They are an icon of courage and royalty.



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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' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Lion Sample Sentences in News


  • Oz's Cowardly Lion costume sale blows away estimate
    The Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $2.6 million-topping its $2 million estimate. Read more on this news related to 'Lion'
  • Lion and Unicorn Statues Return to Old State House with New Time Capsule
    Marking the end of a six year long project, the Bostonian Society oversaw the replacement of the lion and unicorn statues to the top of the Old State House Sunday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Lion'
  • Lion and Unicorn Statues Return to Old State House with New Time Capsule Included
    Marking the end of a six year long project, the Bostonian Society oversaw the replacement of the lion and unicorn statues to the top of the Old State House Sunday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Lion'

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