NounLion (plural Lions or lion)
- A big cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
- (heraldry): A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.
- The arms of the University of the West Indies are Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure an open Book proper bound Gules garnished Or on a Chief of the third a Lion passant guardant Erminois. Crest: A Pelican proper. (in other words a spotted lion lying down). See talk page.
- A Chinese foo dog.
- An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.
- It was said of [Edward Plantaganet] that 'he was a lion for pride and ferocity but a pard for inconstancy and changeableness, not keeping his word or promise but excusing himself with fair words'. 2003 Peter Armstrong & Angus McBride Stirling Bridge & Falkirk 1297-98: William Wallace's Rebellion.
- A famous person.
- (individual Panthera leo): pride
Adjectives for Lion
tameless; tawny-bearded; prisoned; rampant; jagged-jawed; wondrous.
Verbs for Lion
encounter—; rouse—; slay—; —attacks; — carries off; —claws; —creeps upon; —devours; —drags off; —forages; —glaies; —growls; —menaces; —paws; —preys on; —purrs; —rages; —rampages; —roams; — roars; —rolls over; —slaughters; —springs; —stalks; —stretches; —tears; —yawns.
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- The translations below need to be checked.
- 15px Lion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- 15px Panthera leo on Wikispecies. Wikispecies: Panthera leo
- 15px Lion on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons
- Appendix:English collective nouns
- lion (animal)
- (figuratively) lion (brave person)
- Se défendre comme un lion, - to defend oneself with great courage
- (heraldry) lion
- (figuratively) (dated) lion
- (dated) a style of elegant young man that came after the dandy
- lion (animal)