Leo

[ lee-oh ]
/ ˈli oʊ /

noun, genitive Le·o·nis [lee-oh-nis] /liˈoʊ nɪs/ for 1.

Astronomy. the Lion, a zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus.
Astrology.
  1. the fifth sign of the zodiac: the fixed fire sign.
  2. a person born under this sign, usually between July 23rd and August 22nd.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lion.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Leo (1 of 3)

Leo1
/ (ˈliːəʊ) /

noun

a name for a lion, used in children's tales, fables, etc

Word Origin for Leo

from Latin: lion

British Dictionary definitions for Leo (2 of 3)

Leo2
/ (ˈliːəʊ) /

noun Latin genitive Leonis (liːˈəʊnɪs)

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
astrology
  1. Also called: the Lion the 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
  2. a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign

adjective

astrology born under or characteristic of Leo
Also (for senses 2b, 3): Leonian (liːˈəʊnɪən)

British Dictionary definitions for Leo (3 of 3)

LEO

abbreviation for

low earth orbit
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Scientific definitions for Leo

Leo
[ lēō ]

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.
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