from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cancer and Virgo, containing the bright stars Regulus and Denebola.
  • n. The fifth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
  • n. One who is born under this sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name, borne by numerous saints and 13 popes.
  • proper n. : A constellation of the zodiac, shaped approximately like a lion and containing the bright star Regulus.
  • proper n. : The zodiac sign for the Lion, ruled by the Sun and covering July 23 - August 22 (tropical astrology) or August 16 - September 15 (sidereal astrology).
  • n. Someone with a Leo star sign

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [♌] in almanacs.
  • n. A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In astronomy, an ancient zodiacal constellation, the Lion, containing Regulus, a star of magnitude 1½, and two stars of the second magnitude.
  • n. In zoology, the technical specific name of the lion, Felis leo, sometimes taken as a generic name , when the animal is called Leo africanus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo
  • n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  • n. the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22


Latin Leō, from leō, lion; see lion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin leō ("lion"), from Ancient Greek λέων (leōn) (Wiktionary)


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