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lion British & World English

A large tawny-coloured cat that lives in prides, found in Africa and NW India. The male has a flowing shaggy mane and takes little part in hunting, which is done cooperatively by the females

lion English Thesaurus

a lion stands ready to attack

the Lion in lion British & World English

The zodiacal sign or constellation Leo

Lion in lion British & World English

A member of a touring international rugby union team representing the British Isles

ant lion British & World English

An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall

sea lion British & World English

An eared seal occurring mainly on Pacific coasts, the large male of which has a mane on the neck and shoulders

lion dance British & World English

A traditional Chinese dance in which the dancers are masked and costumed to resemble lions

Nemean lion New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monstrous lion killed by Hercules

lion's paw British & World English

A large Caribbean bivalve mollusk with a thick reddish fan-shaped shell that bears coarse radial ribs

lion tamarin British & World English

A rare tamarin with a golden or black and golden coat and an erect mane, found only in Brazil

mountain lion British & World English

North American term for puma.

the lion's den British & World English

A demanding, intimidating, or unpleasant place or situation

the lion's share British & World English

The largest part of something

beard the lion in his den British & World English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground

British Lion in lion British & World English

A member of a touring international rugby union team representing the British Isles

lionhearted British & World English

Brave and determined

the lion's den in lion British & World English

A demanding, intimidating, or unpleasant place or situation

literary lion in lion British & World English

A notable or famous author

the lion's share in lion British & World English

The largest part of something

William I1 British & World English

(1143–1214), grandson of David I, king of Scotland 1165–1214; known as William the Lion. He attempted to reassert Scottish independence but was forced to pay homage to Henry II of England after being captured by him in 1174

Ranjit Singh British & World English

(1780–1839), Indian maharaja, founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab. He proclaimed himself maharaja of Punjab in 1801, and went on to make it the most powerful state in India. Most of his territory was annexed by Britain after the Sikh Wars which followed his death

beard the lion in his den in beard British & World English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground

Richard British & World English

Richard I (1157–99), son of Henry II, reigned 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart. He led the Third Crusade, defeating Saladin at Arsuf (1191) but failing to capture Jerusalem. Returning home, he was held hostage by the Holy Roman emperor Henry VI until being released in 1194 on payment of a huge ransom

William the Lion in William I1 British & World English

(1143–1214), grandson of David I, king of Scotland 1165–1214; known as William the Lion. He attempted to reassert Scottish independence but was forced to pay homage to Henry II of England after being captured by him in 1174

golden lion tamarin in lion tamarin British & World English

A rare tamarin with a golden or black and golden coat and an erect mane, found only in Brazil

Lion of the Punjab in Ranjit Singh British & World English

(1780–1839), Indian maharaja, founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab. He proclaimed himself maharaja of Punjab in 1801, and went on to make it the most powerful state in India. Most of his territory was annexed by Britain after the Sikh Wars which followed his death

the lion's share in lion English Thesaurus

the lion's share of the profits

Lion of the Punjab in Ranjit Singh New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1780–1839), founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab

Richard Coeur de Lion in Richard British & World English

Richard I (1157–99), son of Henry II, reigned 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart. He led the Third Crusade, defeating Saladin at Arsuf (1191) but failing to capture Jerusalem. Returning home, he was held hostage by the Holy Roman emperor Henry VI until being released in 1194 on payment of a huge ransom

Richard Coeur de Lion in Richard I New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1157–99), king of England 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart

beard the lion in his den or lair in beard British & World English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground