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1. A historical region and former kingdom of northwest Spain. United first with Asturias (eighth-ninth century), it was conquered by Castile in 1037, became independent in 1157, and was rejoined with Castile in 1230.
2. A city of central Mexico east-northeast of Guadalajara. It was founded in the 1570s and today is a commercial and industrial center in a rich mining area.
3. A city of northwest Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains south-southeast of Oviedo. The capital of the medieval kingdom of León, it is now a popular tourist center.


(Spanish leˈɔn)
1. (Placename) a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230
2. (Placename) a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a city in central Mexico, in W Guanajuato state: commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 1 438 000 (2005 est). Official name: León de los Aldamas
4. (Placename) a city in W Nicaragua: one of the oldest towns of Central America, founded in 1524; capital of Nicaragua until 1855; university (1812). Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)



1. a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 598,721; 5936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).
2. the capital of this province. 137,414.
3. a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico. 758,279.
4. a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital. 171,375.
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Noun1.Leon - a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern SpainLeon - a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain
2.Leon - a city in northwestern Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
3.Leon - a city in central Mexico
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810


[ˈliːɒn] NLeón m
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He obeyed it, and found a New World for Castile and Leon.
Every one commended the stratagem; and the Emperor commanded the Abyssin to restore all the presents he had received, and delivered them with many more to Peter Leon.
Bell was helped by his father, who taught him the laws of acoustics; by Helmholtz, who taught him the influence of magnets upon sound vibrations; by Koenig and Leon Scott, who taught him the infinite variety of these vibrations; by Dr.
My family had its origin in a village in the mountains of Leon, and nature had been kinder and more generous to it than fortune; though in the general poverty of those communities my father passed for being even a rich man; and he would have been so in reality had he been as clever in preserving his property as he was in spending it.
But when the oligarchy of the Thirty was in power, they sent for me and four others into the rotunda, and bade us bring Leon the Salaminian from Salamis, as they wanted to put him to death.
Leon d'Armilly, twenty years of age; profession, artist; hair black, eyes black; travelling with his sister.
Heidegger, "which Ponce De Leon, the Spanish adventurer, went in search of two or three centuries ago?
Athelny was not displeased to find someone to whom he could read the translations with which for some time he had amused his leisure; and in his fine, vibrating voice he recited the canticle of the Soul and Christ her lover, the lovely poem which begins with the words en una noche oscura, and the noche serena of Fray Luis de Leon.
They could not bear that their dear Leon should love a poor girl without shoes to her feet and dressed all in rags and tatters.
But I like all the books of Galdos that I have read, and though he seems to have worked more tardily out of his romanticism than Valdes, since be has worked finally into such realism as that of Leon Roch, his greatness leaves nothing to be desired.
old Joe Mosey and Leon were playing cards one nite last week in the woods.