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Meaning of LION

Pronunciation:  'leeon, 'lIun

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

LION is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: king of beasts, Leo, Leo, Leo the Lion, Panthera leo, social lion
 See Also: big cat, cat, celebrity, famous person, genus Panthera, house, human, individual, lioness, lionet, mane, mansion, mortal, Panthera, person, planetary house, pride, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. (Astron.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.
    3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person
       who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at
       that time.
             Such society was far more enjoyable than that of
             Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.
    {American lion} (Zo["o]l.), the puma or cougar.
    {Lion ant} (Zo["o]l.), the ant-lion.
    {Lion dog} (Zo["o]l.), a fancy dog with a flowing mane,
       usually clipped to resemble a lion's mane.
    {Lion lizard} (Zo["o]l.), the basilisk.
    {Lion's share}, all, or nearly all; the best or largest part;
       -- from [AE]sop's fable of the lion hunting in company
       with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself
       all the prey.
  2. \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,
       1792. 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]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lion in your dream, symbolizes great strength, aggression and power. You will overcome your emotions and/or difficulties. As king of the jungle, the lion also represents royalty, leadership, pride and dominion. You have much influence over others. You may also need to exercise restraint in your own personal and social life. Dreaming that you are attacked by a lion indicates that you have many obstacles to overcome. You must resist the force that is driving you to self-destruction.
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