[ lee-on ]
/ ˈli ɒn /
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a male given name, form of Leo.



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Definition for Leon (2 of 2)

[ ley-ohn; Spanish le-awn ]
/ leɪˈoʊn; Spanish lɛˈɔn /


a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 5,936 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for Leon

/ (Spanish leˈɔn) /


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)
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