What does leonine mean?

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ˈli əˌnaɪnleo·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leonineadjective

    of or characteristic of or resembling a lion


  1. leonineadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion.

    His leonine face scared the young children.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leonineadjective

    Etymology: leoninus, Latin.


  1. leonine

    Leonine refers to something that is of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion. This adjective can be used to describe physical attributes, such as strength or appearance similar to a lion, as well as metaphorical attributes, such as bravery or nobility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leonineadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. leoninus, fr. leo, leonis, lion: cf. F. lonin. See Lion.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leonine

    lē′o-nīn, adj. of or like a lion.

  2. Leonine

    lē′o-nīn, adj. a kind of Latin verse, generally alternate hexameter and pentameter, rhyming at the middle and end. [From Leoninus, a 12th-cent. canon in Paris; or from Pope Leo II.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leonine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leonine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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