lioness


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li·on·ess

 (lī′ə-nĭs)
n.
A female lion.
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lioness

(ˈlaɪənɪs)
n
(Animals) a female lion
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li•on•ess

(ˈlaɪ ə nɪs)

n.
a female lion.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French lion(n)esse]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lioness - a female lionlioness - a female lion        
king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
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Translations
лъвица
lvice
hunløveløvinde
leonino
naarasleijona
lavica
nőstény oroszlánoroszlánhölgy
雌ライオン
암사자
liūtė
leoaică
levica
levinja
lejoninna
สิงโตตัวเมีย
sư tử cái

lioness

[ˈlaɪənɪs] Nleona f
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lioness

[ˈlaɪənəs] nlionne flion's share npart f du lion
to get the lion's share of sth → se tailler la part du lion de qch
Military and nuclear research receive the lion's share of public funding → La recherche militaire et nucléaire se taille la part du lion des financements publics.lion-tamer [ˈlaɪənteɪmər] ndompteur/euse m/f de lions
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lioness

nLöwin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lioness

[ˈlaɪənɪs] nleonessa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lioness

لَبْوَةٌ lvice løvinde Löwin λέαινα leona naarasleijona lionne lavica leonessa 雌ライオン 암사자 leeuwin løvinne lwica leoa львица lejoninna สิงโตตัวเมีย aslan sư tử cái 雌狮
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References in classic literature ?
With body half-merging from a clump of bushes in which she must have lain hidden stood a sleek and beautiful lioness. Her yellow-green eyes were round and staring, boring straight into the eyes of the boy.
Sabor, the lioness, recognizing from a distance the scent of her lord and master intermingled with that of a Tarmangani and the hide of Horta, the boar, trotted through the aisles of the forest to investigate.
Now when the cubs had played awhile, we saw the lioness take up the cubs in her mouth and carry them into the cave.
The girl had seen the lioness take to the water, and she had also seen that I was swimming much more slowly than she, and what did she do?
The Lioness came up, and bitterly lamented the death of her whelp.
But the Leader of the Lions, when he got back to his den, saw his wife, the Queen Lioness, come running out to meet him with her hair untidy.
Once a lion and a lioness stood beneath our tree and gazed out with bristling hair and blinking eyes.
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
Ah, that my lioness wisdom would learn to roar softly!
For she was a Carlist, and of Basque blood at that, with something of a lioness in the expression of her courageous face (especially when she let her hair down), and with the volatile little soul of a sparrow dressed in fine Parisian feathers, which had the trick of coming off disconcertingly at unexpected moments.
It was to do this that he had sneaked silently through the trees until he had come almost above her, but something held the ape-man as he saw the lioness grieving over her dead cub.
She had always been afraid of firearms, and would never touch them, but now she rushed toward the ape with the fearlessness of a lioness protecting its young.