lioness


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li·on·ess

 (lī′ə-nĭs)
n.
A female lion.

lioness

(ˈlaɪənɪs)
n
(Animals) a female lion

li•on•ess

(ˈlaɪ ə nɪs)

n.
a female lion.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French lion(n)esse]
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
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

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

lioness

nLöwin f

lioness

[ˈlaɪənɪs] nleonessa

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
References in classic literature ?
Twenty paces behind the lioness stood the great ape, bellowing instructions to the boy and hurling taunts at the lioness in an evident effort to attract her attention from the lad while he gained the shelter of a near-by tree.
Now when the cubs had played awhile, we saw the lioness take up the cubs in her mouth and carry them into the cave.
It was his nose that first discovered the approach of Sabor, the lioness, when the wind shifted for a moment.
Joe leaped to his feet, clambered over the body of the dead lioness, and handed up the flask full of sparkling water to his master.
What further might have developed I cannot say, for at that moment a perfect she-devil of a lioness, with keener eyes than her lord and master, discovered us.
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.