American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A female lion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female of the lion.
- n. A woman who is an object of public interest and curiosity; rarely, a boldly conspicuous woman. See lion, 6.
- n. a female lion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A female lion.
- n. a female lion
- From Old French lionnesse (Wiktionary)
“Now a lioness is as good at stealth as she is at killing, but of course there would still be those bullets to contend with.”
“Getting ready, said Anne ONeil, whose hair brought to mind the word lioness.”
“One guy got a yin-yang on his ankle, one girl got a frackin 'lioness head on her shoulder blade (her.entire. shoulderblade.), and one guy got a Molson Canadian Maple Leaf on his shoulder.”
“The fact that a pregnant lioness is seperated from the pride prior to birth so that the male won't kill/eat her young has got to relieve "some" stress, ya think?”
“Saïd Business School , which is due to open in the autumn, and has indicated that he wants to name it after Baroness Thatcher, who he described as a "lioness".”
“Erratic and vagrant instincts tormented me, and these I was obliged to control or rather suppress for fear of growing in any degree enthusiastic, and thus drawing attention to the 'lioness' -- the authoress.”
“In the next scene, Belinda wakes up slowly and groggily inside the tribal healer’s tent … And shrieks because the lioness is in there with her!”
“If we must indulge in animal metaphors to describe her, she is best characterized as a lioness fighting hordes of hyenas.”
“She is known as the lioness Simba for her courage, honesty, strength and ability to get out of tough situations.”
“That's because sources say that many of the women were part of what's called the lioness (ph) team.”
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