Definition of leopard in English:
1A large solitary cat that has a fawn or brown coat with black spots, native to the forests of Africa and southern Asia. Also called panther.
- Panthera pardus, family Felidae. See also black panther
- The list of the critically endangered include the black rhino and Siberian tiger and the Amur leopard of Asia.
- But a new survey suggests that the country may now be home to wild leopards, pumas, and other big cats.
- I have been filming for 14 years now, working with hyenas, leopards, and jackals.
1.2 Heraldry A lion passant guardant as in the arms of England.
- After spending some time at Hertford, Johnny began to think there was not a more beautiful sight in the world than the quartered shield containing two panels of the red and gold leopards of England and two of the blue and gold lilies of France.
1.3 [as modifier] Spotted like a leopard: a leopard-print outfit
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- Would those conservatively-dressed women have dared to step out in leopard print shoes had their mentor not worn them?
- Luckily, I can sit behind the drum kit in regular shorts or short pants, but the guys in front dress up in spandex and leather and leopard print.
- They were pretty surprised, partly because they were leopard print but mostly because I'd been wearing them for three days.
a leopard can't change his spots
- proverb People can’t change their basic nature: they saw him as an opportunist who was capable of changing his spots at any momentMore example sentences
- There are, of course, going to be a number of people who are going to say that if we was really serious, he would has said all this months ago, a leopard can't change his spots, etc.
Definition of leopard in:
- US English dictionary