a large, spotted Asian or African carnivore, Panthera pardus, of the cat family, usually tawny with black markings; the Old World panther: all leopard populations are threatened or endangered.
the fur or pelt of this animal.
any of various related cats resembling this animal.
Heraldry. a lion represented from the side as walking, usually with one forepaw raised, and looking toward the spectator.
an Anglo-Gallic gold coin issued by Edward III, equal to half a florin, bearing the figure of a leopard.
a silver Anglo-Gallic coin issued by Henry V.
Leopard, Military. a 42-ton (38-metric ton) West German tank with a 105 mm gun.
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How to use leopard in a sentence
Instead, take your time gazing at the buffalos, elephants, rhinos, leopards and lions.
If 25 or more neighbors respond with a letter saying they are not interested in having a leopard on the block, the leopard is not allowed.
At the same time, they’re building wildlife reserves for the wolves and snow leopards.
Lions and leopards were seen snoozing out in the open in national parks where they would normally be more wary of human visitors.How the pandemic has helped and hurt animals around the world | Ula Chrobak | March 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
If any type of symbol held sway over this community, it was more likely to be a leopard than a woman.What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility | Annalee Newitz | February 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
Their captors wore palm leaves, leopard skins, and magical relics to make themselves immune to bullets.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A leopard seal is “about a thousand-pound animal with lots of teeth,” Perryman explains.
She sports a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane leopard button-down, a black blazer, and red leather pants.Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan; 2013 Was the Year of the Hipster | The Fashion Beast Team | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Animal prints abounded: snakeskin booties, leopard-print hot pants, zebra-printed flamingo skirts.
Later she volunteered at Snow leopard Trust and the Akre Tiger Sanctuary in Bellingham.Tragedy in a Lion’s Lair: Sanctuary Intern Died Following Her Passion | Christine Pelisek | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the Ethiopian can change his skin, or the leopard his spots: you also may do well, when you have learned evil.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
She was red-haired by courtesy of the local beauty parlor, cuddling up in a flashy little leopard fur number.
You never shoot an animal weaker than yourself, and if you want to shoot a tiger or a leopard, you give it a warning.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The species of the leopard seems to be subject to more varieties than that of the panther and the ounce.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
In Europe, though scarce, they are of no great value; those of the panther and leopard being held in much greater estimation.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
British Dictionary definitions for leopard
Also called: panther a large feline mammal, Panthera pardus, of forests of Africa and Asia, usually having a tawny yellow coat with black rosette-like spots
any of several similar felines, such as the snow leopard and cheetah
clouded leopard a feline, Neofelis nebulosa, of SE Asia and Indonesia with a yellowish-brown coat marked with darker spots and blotches
heraldry a stylized leopard, painted as a lion with the face turned towards the front
the pelt of a leopard
- leopardess, fem n
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