lion - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lion”

See all translations

lion

noun [C]  us   /ˈlɑɪ·ən/ (female lioness,  /ˈlɑɪ·ə·nəs/ )
a large, strong animal of the cat family from Africa and Asia which has yellow-brown fur, the male having a large mane (= long neck fur)
Translations of “lion”
in Arabic أسَد…
in Korean 사자…
in Malaysian singa…
in French lion, lionne…
in Turkish aslan…
in Italian leone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獅,獅子, 大師,巨匠, 高人…
in Russian лев…
in Polish lew…
in Vietnamese sư tử…
in Spanish león, leona…
in Portuguese leão…
in Thai สิงโต…
in German der Löwe…
in Catalan lleó…
in Japanese ライオン…
in Indonesian singa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狮,狮子, 大师,巨匠, 高人…
(Definition of lion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More