- a male given name, form of Leo.
- a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 5936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).
- the capital of this province.
- a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico.
- a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital.
Examples from the Web for leon
The certification, which lasts three years, was renewed by then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in 2012.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See
Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak
December 15, 2014
Few sore losers could wield sharp words quite like Leon Trotsky, especially when talking about Joseph Stalin.Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism
November 30, 2014
Her punch was harder than the ones recently delivered by former Defense Secretaries Bob Gates and Leon Panetta.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
August 13, 2014
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey later said they supported the plan at that time.Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'
August 12, 2014
The White House and other officials, including former CIA Director Leon Panetta, have vigorously disputed that claim.Republicans Use Bin Laden in Pre-Emptive Strike on CIA ‘Torture Report'
August 5, 2014
All that is very ingenious, Leon, and your special pleading is magnificent.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
The little fortune of Felicien Gregoire passed to his son Leon.
But Leon refused to be alarmed, for he maintained an obstinate faith in the mine.
They smiled at the sight, which gave them a very high opinion of Leon.The Fat and the Thin
On the front of their garments are the arms of Castille and Leon.
- a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230
- a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)
- a city in central Mexico, in W Guanajuato state: commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 1 438 000 (2005 est)Official name: León de los Aldamas (de los ˈaldamas)
- a city in W Nicaragua: one of the oldest towns of Central America, founded in 1524; capital of Nicaragua until 1855; university (1812). Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for leon
medieval kingdom in northwestern Spain, said to be from Latin legionis (septimae) "of the Seventh Legion," which was founded in Spain in 65 B.C.E.; the name probably then conformed to Spanish leon "lion." Related: Leonese.