- Astronomy. the Lion, a zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus.
- the fifth sign of the zodiac: the fixed fire sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between July 23rd and August 22nd.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lion.”
- Saint,Leo the Great, a.d. c390–461, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 440–461.
- Saint,died a.d. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682–683.
- Saint, a.d. c750–816, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 795–816.
- (“the Isaurian”), a.d. c680–741, Eastern Roman emperor 717–741.
- Saint,died a.d. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847–855.
- flourished 10th century a.d., Italian ecclesiastic: pope 903.
- pope a.d. 928.
- died a.d. 939, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 936–939.
- died a.d. 965, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 963–965.
- SaintBruno, 1002–54, German ecclesiastic: pope 1049–54.
- Giovanni de'Medici, 1475–1521, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1513–21 (son of Lorenzo de'Medici).
- Alessandro de'Medici, 1535–1605, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1605.
- Annibale Francesco della Genga, 1760–1829, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1823–29.
- Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci, 1810–1903, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1878–1903.
Examples from the Web for leo
As many West Wing fans have pointed out, the character of Leo McGarry died after Sorkin had already left the series.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble
December 15, 2014
Leo and Jorge might reasonably have assumed that the matter had been put to bed.Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?
December 8, 2014
She saw herself as part of a larger tradition that includes Honore de Balzac, Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
September 26, 2014
Leo wrote back right away and said the trip sounded fascinating and he would love to join.
For a moment of levity, Leo was challenged by David Beckham to do the ALS ice water bucket challenge.
But he was supported by Aspar, who had given Leo the empire.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Can't you see that that fool Leo is watching us all the time?A Bride of the Plains
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Julius the Second, the immediate predecessor of Leo the Tenth.The Poetical Works of William Collins
It tells us that the grave of Leo the Great was in the vestibule below the sacristy.Pagan and Christian Rome
In July, when the sun entered Leo, the Nile overflowed all the plains.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
- a name for a lion, used in children's tales, fables, etc
- astronomy a zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere, lying between Cancer and Virgo on the ecliptic, that contains the star Regulus and the radiant of the Leonid meteor shower
- Also called: the Lionthe fifth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♌, having a fixed fire classification and ruled by the sun. The sun is in this sign between about July 23 and Aug 22
- a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
- astrology born under or characteristic of Leo
- low earth orbit
- Saint, known as Leo the Great. ?390–461 ad, pope (440–461). He extended the authority of the papacy in the West and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (452). Feast day: Nov 10 or Feb 18
- called the Isaurian. ?675–741 ad, Byzantine emperor (717–41): he checked Arab expansionism and began the policy of iconoclasm, which divided the empire for the next century
- Saint. ?750–816 ad, pope (795–816). He crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans (800). Feast day: June 12
- Saint, original name Bruno of Egisheim. 1002–54, pope (1049–54): first of the great medieval reforming popes. Conflict with the Eastern Church led to the schism between Rome and Constantinople (1054). Feast day: April 19
- original name Gioacchino Pecci. 1810–1903, pope (1878–1903). His many important encyclicals include Rerum novarum (1891) on the need for Roman Catholics to take action on various social problems
- original name Giovanni de' Medici. 1475–1521, pope (1513–21): noted for his patronage of Renaissance art and learning; excommunicated Luther (1521)
Word Origin and History for leo
zodiac constellation, late Old English, from Latin leo "lion" (see lion). Meaning "person born under the sign of Leo" is from 1894. Leonid "meteor which appears to radiate from Leo" is from 1868. The annual shower peaks Nov. 14.
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cancer and Virgo. Leo (the Lion) contains the bright star Regulus and is the fifth sign of the zodiac.