Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sea lion”

sea lion

noun [C]    
a large seal (= sea animal), found mainly in the Pacific, that has large ears and can move on landMarine mammals
(Definition of sea lion noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sea lion

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Marine mammals, but you might be interested in these topics from the Mammals topic area:

Definitions of “sea lion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More