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Definition of Lion

Lion

  1. 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. 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.

Lion Quotations

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great

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

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Vernon Howard

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
John Steinbeck
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Lion Translations

lion in Afrikaans is leeu
lion in Dutch is leeuw
lion in Finnish is leijona
lion in French is lion
lion in Italian is leone
lion in Latin is leo
lion in Swedish is lejon