[ lee-on ]

  1. a male given name, form of Leo.

Other definitions for León (2 of 2)

[ ley-ohn; Spanish le-awn ]

  1. a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 5,936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).

  2. the capital of this province.

  1. a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico.

  2. a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital.

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How to use Leon in a sentence

  • The journey back was safely made and Leon, in spite of his bandaged head and wounded arm, was nearly smothered with kisses.

  • He is now lieutenant-colonel of infantry, and governor of the kingdom of New Leon.

  • The fizz water must have something of the sort of thing that old Ponce de Leon sought.

    My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
  • A young man about twenty-eight years of age advanced to meet them with a smiling face, for he saw Leon de Lora first.

    Unconscious Comedians | Honore de Balzac
  • "Cousin, look at those two men," said Leon, pointing out to him a former minister and the leader of the Left Centre.

    Unconscious Comedians | Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for León


/ (Spanish leˈɔn) /

  1. a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230

  2. a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)

  1. 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)

  2. 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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