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  Dictionary Definition of lion

lion
noun
1. a large, greyish tan cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa and southern Asia, the male of which usually has a mane.
2. this animal as the national emblem of Britain.
3. ( plural cap. ) the British representative Rugby Union team.
4. a man of great strength, courage, etc.
5. a person of note or celebrity who is much sought after.
6. ( cap. ) Astronomy Leo.
-- phrase
7. the lion's share, the largest portion of anything.
[ME, from OF, from L leo, from Greek léon. Cf. LEO ]