Definitions for leonineˈli əˌnaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

le•o•nineˈli əˌnaɪn(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a lion.

  2. resembling or suggestiveof a lion.

  3. (cap.) of or pertaining to any of the popes named Leo.

Origin of leonine:

1350–1400; ME leonyn < L leōnīnus lionlike =leōlion+-īnus-ine1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leonine(adj)

    of or characteristic of or resembling a lion


  1. leonine(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion.

    His leonine face scared the young children.

  2. Origin: Latin leōnīnus 'of a lion; lion-like'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leonine(adj)

    pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity


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