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] uk   /ˈlaɪ.ən/ us  
A2 ( female lioness) a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-brown fur that lives in Africa and southern Asia: a pride (= group) of lions someone who is important, successful, or powerful: a literary lion
More examples
Translations of “lion”
in Korean 사자…
in Arabic أسَد…
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 Spanish león, leona…
in Portuguese leão…
in German der Löwe…
in Catalan lleó…
in Japanese ライオン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狮,狮子, 大师,巨匠, 高人…
(Definition of lion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More