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lionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪ.ən/ us   /ˈlaɪ.ən/
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

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

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lionnoun [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)
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lionnoun

uk   /laɪən/ us  
the lion's share
the largest part of something: Basic womenswear categories now constitute the lion's share of clothing industry sales.get/take/receive the lion's share The company gets the lion's share of its profits from personal computer sales.
(Definition of lion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lion”
in Korean 사자…
in Arabic أسَد…
in Malaysian singa…
in French lion, lionne…
in Russian лев…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獅,獅子, 大師,巨匠, 高人…
in Italian leone…
in Turkish aslan…
in Polish lew…
in Spanish león, leona…
in Vietnamese sư tử…
in Portuguese leão…
in Thai สิงโต…
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…
in Indonesian singa…
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