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Synonyms for lion

Synonyms for lion

Synonyms for lion

large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male

a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo

the fifth sign of the zodiac

References in classic literature ?
The lion took it with care and caution, made his selections from it, and his remarks upon it, and the jackal assisted both.
Get behind me, Nada," cried Umslopogaas, brandishing his spear, "the lion is about to spring.
Then the lion told his wife, quite proudly, just what he had said to the Doctor.
Here the author's outburst came to an end, and he proceeded to take up the thread of his story, saying that the keeper, seeing that Don Quixote had taken up his position, and that it was impossible for him to avoid letting out the male without incurring the enmity of the fiery and daring knight, flung open the doors of the first cage, containing, as has been said, the lion, which was now seen to be of enormous size, and grim and hideous mien.
Because ten lions act similarly under similar conditions one cannot say that the eleventh lion will do likewise--the chances are that he will not.
Little Toto, now that he had an enemy to face, ran barking toward the Lion, and the great beast had opened his mouth to bite the dog, when Dorothy, fearing Toto would be killed, and heedless of danger, rushed forward and slapped the Lion upon his nose as hard as she could, while she cried out:
replied the horse, 'justice and avarice never dwell in one house; my master has forgotten all that I have done for him so many years, and because I can no longer work he has turned me adrift, and says unless I become stronger than a lion he will not take me back again; what chance can I have of that?
I'll eye that lion out o' countenance an' save our lives.
Now this particular lion had never before come in contact with Tarzan of the Apes and he was much mystified.
He reached the scarred bole from which the famished lion had devoured the bark and even torn pieces of the wood itself and yet Numa had not appeared.
Hannibal was old, but he was reputed the largest lion in captivity, and he had not lost his teeth.
As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning.
These they kept ever pointed toward the beast of prey, and I learned from snatches of the conversation I overheard that occasionally there might be a lion who would brave even the terrors of fire to leap in upon human prey.
NUMA, THE LION, crouched behind a thorn bush close beside the drinking pool where the river eddied just below the bend.
Why the Lion and the Unicorn, of course,' said the King.