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liˈɔ̃, ˈlaɪ ənzlyons

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lyon, Lyonsnoun

    a city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon

  2. Lyons, Second Council of Lyonsnoun

    the council in 1274 that effected a temporary reunion of the Greek Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church

  3. Lyons, First Council of Lyonsnoun

    the council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land


  1. Lyonsnoun

    A city in France, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région.


  1. lyons

    Lyon, also spelled in English as Lyons, is the third-largest city and second-largest metropolitan area of France. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, to the northwest of the French Alps, 391 km (243 mi) southeast of Paris, 278 km (173 mi) north of Marseille, 113 km (70 mi) southwest of Geneva, 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Saint-Étienne. The City of Lyon proper had a population of 522,228 in 2020 within its small municipal territory of 48 km2 (19 sq mi), but together with its suburbs and exurbs the Lyon metropolitan area had a population of 2,293,180 that same year, the second most populated in France. Lyon and 58 suburban municipalities have formed since 2015 the Metropolis of Lyon, a directly elected metropolitan authority now in charge of most urban issues, with a population of 1,416,545 in 2020. Lyon is the prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and seat of the Departmental Council of Rhône (whose jurisdiction, however, no longer extends over the Metropolis of Lyon since 2015). The capital of the Gauls during the Roman Empire, Lyon is the seat of an archbishopric whose holder bears the title of Primate of the Gauls. Lyon became a major economic hub during the Renaissance. The city is recognised for its cuisine and gastronomy, as well as historical and architectural landmarks; as such, the districts of Old Lyon, the Fourvière hill, the Presqu'île and the slopes of the Croix-Rousse are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Lyon played a significant role in the history of cinema since Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph there. The city is also known for its light festival, the Fête des Lumières, which begins every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of "Capital of Lights". Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games; in recent years it has fostered a growing local start-up sector. The home of renowned universities and higher education schools, Lyon is the second-largest student city in France, with a university population of nearly 200,000 students within the Metropolis of Lyon. Lyon hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, as well as Euronews. According to the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute, Lyon is considered a Beta city, as of 2018. It ranked second in France and 40th globally in Mercer's 2019 liveability rankings.


  1. lyons

    Lyons is the English name for Lyon, a city in southeastern France that is the third largest city in the nation. It is a historical and cultural hub, known for its architectural landmarks, gastronomy, silk production, and contribution to cinema. Lyons is associated with an urban area of over two million people. The name may also refer to several places in the United States, as well as a common surname.


  1. Lyons

    Lyons is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 10,729 at the 2010 census. The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is located in Lyons.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lyons

    the second city of France, at the junction of the Rhône and Saône, 250 m. S. of Paris; has a Roman Catholic university, and valuable museum, library, and art collections, many old churches and buildings, and schools of art and industries; the staple industry is silk, weaving, dyeing, and printing; there are also chemical, machinery, and fancy ware manufactures, and it is an emporium of commerce between Central and Southern Europe; of late years Lyons has been a hot-bed of ultra-republicanism.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lyons

    (anc. Lugdunum). A city of France, capital of the department of the Rhône, situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône. A Roman colony is said to have been established here in 43 B.C. The city was destroyed by fire in the time of Seneca, but was shortly after restored by Nero to its former splendor. It was plundered and again burnt by the soldiers of Septimius Severus, after the defeat of Albinus near it in 197 A.D. In 1793, the city having refused to submit to the Convention, sustained a memorable siege from August 8 to October 9, on which date it was taken, and suffered severely at the hands of the republicans.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LYONS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lyons is ranked #369 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lyons surname appeared 84,516 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 29 would have the surname Lyons.

    74.8% or 63,286 total occurrences were White.
    19.1% or 16,202 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 1,978 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 1,775 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 854 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 423 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyons in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lyons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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