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"lion" in British English

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lionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪ.ən/  us   /ˈlaɪ.ən/
A2 (female lioness) a ​largewildanimal of the ​catfamily with yellowish-brown ​fur that ​lives in ​Africa and ​southernAsia: 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)

"lion" in American English

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lionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪ·ən/ (female lioness,  /ˈlɑɪ·ə·nəs/ )
a ​large, ​stronganimal of the ​catfamily from Africa and Asia which has yellow-brown ​fur, the ​male having a ​largemane (= ​longneckfur)
(Definition of lion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lion" in Business English

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lionnoun

uk   us   /laɪən/
the lion's share
the largest ​part of something: Basic ​womenswearcategories now ​constitute the lion's ​share of ​clothingindustrysales.get/take/receive the lion's share The ​company gets the lion's ​share of its ​profits from ​personalcomputersales.
(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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