Meaning of “leopard” in the English Dictionary

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"leopard" in British English

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leopardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlep.əd/ us /ˈlep.ɚd/

B2 a large wild cat that has yellow fur with black spots on it and lives in Africa and southern Asia

Examples

  • The leopard seizes its kill and begins to eat.
  • We saw some leopards under the trees.
  • Have you ever seen a leopard?
  • He was badly mauled by a leopard.
  • The zoo has three leopards.

Examples from literature

  • Although the patterns on the fur of tigers and leopards are very different, both serve the same purpose – to make it harder for their prey to see them. 
  • Safari guides can help you find Africa’s Big Five: lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. 
  • This tortoise lives in the savannas of Africa – just like real leopards. 

(Definition of “leopard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leopard" in American English

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leopardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlep·ərd/

a large, wild cat that has yellow fur with black spots and that lives in Africa and south Asia

(Definition of “leopard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)