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Meaning of LEOPARD

Pronunciation:  'lepurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
  2. [n]  the pelt of a leopard

LEOPARD is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Panthera pardus
 See Also: big cat, cat, fur, genus Panthera, leopardess, panther, Panthera, pelt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Leop"ard\ (l[e^]p"[~e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde,
lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l['e]opard, L.
leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See
{Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large, savage, carnivorous mammal ({Felis leopardus}). It
is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters
of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in
Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther ({Felis
pardus}) is regarded as a variety of leopard.

{Hunting leopard}. See {Cheetah}.

{Leopard cat} (Zo["o]l.) any one of several species or
   varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern
   Asia, and the East Indies; esp., {Felis Bengalensis}.

{Leopard marmot}. See {Gopher}, 2.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a leopard in the wild in your dream means that through persistent efforts, you will eventually overcome your difficulties. If the leopard is in a cage, then it suggests that you will overcome any obstacles. Dreaming that you kill a leopard, suggests that you will definitely succeed in your projects. Dreaming that a leopard is attacking you means that you are overly confident in your success for the future and not realizing the difficulties and struggles that you need to endure. Seeing the skin of a leopard in your dream means that you have befriended a dishonest person who means you harm.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. namer, so called because spotted, Cant. 4:8), was that great spotted feline which anciently infested the mountains of Syria, more appropriately called a panther (Felis pardus). Its fierceness (Isa. 11:6), its watching for its prey (Jer. 5:6), its swiftness (Hab. 1:8), and the spots of its skin (Jer. 13:23), are noticed. This word is used symbolically (Dan. 7:6; Rev. 13:2).

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