- a silver, Anglo-Gallic denier, issued during the reign of Henry III, bearing the figure of a lion.
- a gold coin of Scotland, issued c1400–1589, bearing the figure of a lion.
- any of various other coins bearing the figure of a lion.
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Idioms for lion
Origin of lion
OTHER WORDS FROM lionli·on·esque, adjectiveli·on·like, li·on·ly, adjective
Words nearby lion
Example sentences from the Web for lion
The trip starts in Nairobi National Park, where rhinos, giraffes, and lions wander wide-open grass plains.
Robin and his friends long for a world where they are invited into mainstream society, while still getting to be their super cool selves, which they get when King Richard returns at the end of the film and he’s not just a lion but a True Ally.
He used it as a way to answer a question on if lions have any difficulty breeding in captivity or the wild.How a 19-year-old lion fathered 35 cubs in 18 months|Tom McNamara|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
Biologists have documented infanticide in numerous species, including lions and many nonhuman primates such as langur monkeys and chimpanzees.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
You might also become hyper-vigilant about potential dangers — like the proverbial man-eating lion lurking in the tall grass of our ancestors’ savannah.Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 27, 2020|Freakonomics
Indeed, Lion Air, with 45 percent of the domestic Indonesian airline market, has swallowed the Fernandes formula whole.
Two Indonesian airlines, Garuda and Lion Air, have seen Fernandes eat their lunch and are only now responding.
The Lion Air captain had left his rookie copilot to make the landing until he realized he was in trouble.
The airplane was owned by an Indonesian budget carrier, Lion Air.
The lion, unlikely though it seems, becomes a family friend, and the story closes with a moral: Care.
Wild were the plaudits of the multitude, but the lion was staggering and his roar was muffled.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
From the woods and the forests they came, and from the bare hillsides—the lion, the leopard and the trembling fawn.Children of the Dawn|Elsie Finnimore Buckley
She is a brave girl, and she loves the Lion (Leo); thou sawest how she clung to him, and saved his life.She|H. Rider Haggard
Merodach's column terminated in a lance head, and the head of a lion crowned that of Nergal.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
As the lion bounded away through the assembled party, it appeared as if the ox was not a feather's weight to him.The Mission|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for lion (1 of 2)
Word Origin for lion
British Dictionary definitions for lion (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with lion
In addition to the idiom beginning with lion
, also see
- beard the lion
- throw to the wolves (lions)