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ˈlaɪ ə nɪsli·on·ess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lionessnoun

    a female lion


  1. lionessnoun

    a female lion.

  2. Etymology: From lionnesse

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lionessnoun

    A she lion.

    Etymology: seminine of lion.

    Under which bush’s shade, a lioness
    Lay couching head on ground, with catlike watch
    When that the sleeping man should stir. William Shakespeare.

    The furious lioness,
    Forgetting young ones, through the fields doth roar. May.

    The greedy lioness the wolf pursues,
    The wolf the kid, the wanton kid the browze. Dryden.

    If we may believe Pliny, lions do, in a very severe manner, punish the adulteries of the lioness. John Ayliffe, Parergon.


  1. lioness

    A lioness is a female lion, a large carnivorous wild animal belonging to the cat family, typically found in Africa and Northwestern India. They are known for their role in hunting and raising their young cubs in prides (groups of lions).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lionessnoun

    a female lion

  2. Etymology: [OF. lionesse.]


  1. Lioness

    Lioness is a Canadian indie rock dance band formed in January 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lioness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lioness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of lioness in a Sentence

  1. Planckendael Zoo:

    After two attempts to sedate the lioness we had to put the animal to sleep with a shot.

  2. Eileen Kennedy-Moore:

    It’s tempting to leap in like a mother lioness and think, ‘I need to protect my child from that awful kid,’.

  3. Christine Woo:

    She's a loving mother, she's like a lioness, she would fight for her kids, she would never hurt her kids at all.

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