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ˈlɛp ərdleop·ard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leopardnoun

    the pelt of a leopard

  2. leopard, Panthera pardusnoun

    large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots


  1. leopardnoun

    A large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus, indigenous to Africa and Asia.

    Etymology: From lepart, lebart et al., from leopardus, from λεόπαρδος, from λέων + πάρδος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leopardnoun

    a large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard

    Etymology: [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. lopard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See Lion, and Pard.]


  1. Leopard

    The leopard is a member of the Felidae family with a wide range in some parts of Africa and tropical Asia, from Siberia, South and West Asia to across most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because it is declining in large parts of its range due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and hunting for trade and pest control. It is regionally extinct in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, Libya and Tunisia. The leopard is the smallest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Compared to other members of the Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and more slightly built. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguars do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers. The species' success in the wild is in part due to its opportunistic hunting behavior, its adaptability to habitats, its ability to run at speeds approaching 58 kilometres per hour, its unequaled ability to climb trees even when carrying a heavy carcass, and its notorious ability for stealth. The leopard consumes virtually any animal that it can hunt down and catch. Its habitat ranges from rainforest to desert terrains.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leopard

    lep′ard, n. an animal of the cat kind, with a spotted skin, now generally supposed to be identical with the panther:—fem. Leop′ardess: (her.) a lion passant gardant. [O. Fr.,—L.,—Gr. leopardosleōn, lion, pardos, pard.]

Editors Contribution

  1. leopard

    A type of animal.

    Some types of leopard are a gold-yellow color with a black design on its fur, some are black only in color.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2016  

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  1. preload

  2. paroled

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leopard in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leopard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of leopard in a Sentence

  1. Santosh Chaudhuri:

    He sat under a tree and was attacked by the leopard then, the monk walked in about 1 to 2 kilometers from the temple, into the forest to meditate. That is where he was attacked. He would go out regularly to meditate.

  2. The Delta statement:

    Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight.

  3. Singh Chouhan:

    Singh Chouhan wasn't very injured but the leopard's teeth had sunk into Singh Chouhan. Singh Chouhan was admitted to a hospital and Singh Chouhan is completely fine now.

  4. Andrew Nosal:

    What that suggests is that olfaction participates in shark navigation, at least leopard shark navigation. There seems to be other cues that they are using to supplement olfactory cues. there is a lot of work that still needs to be done. This is only the first step.

  5. Photographer Helge Skodvin:

    With these animals in real life, (they are) really frightening and dangerous, sometimes when the taxidermists make their piece, they make the lion into a frightening pose. ... They still want to make the leopard or the jaguar look really dangerous.

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