Leo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Leo the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
    • n Leo a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo
    • n Leo (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death
    • Leo A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle.
    • Leo The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [♌] in almanacs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the 1920's, Q-Tips were invented by Leo Gerstenzang who got the idea after watching his wife clean their baby's ears with cotton stuck onto a toothpick.
    • n Leo In astronomy, an ancient zodiacal constellation, the Lion, containing Regulus, a star of magnitude 1½, and two stars of the second magnitude. It is easily found, for the pointers of the Great Bear point southerly to its brightest star, distant about 45 degrees from the southernmost of them. Four stars in the body of Leo form a characteristic trapezium, and those about the neck and mane make a sickle. It is the fifth sign of the zodiac, its symbol as such being ♌, showing the lion's mane. See cut in next column.
    • n Leo In zoology, the technical specific name of the lion, Felis leo, sometimes taken as a generic name , when the animal is called Leo africanus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Attila the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), and Pope Leo VIII (d 963-965) all died while having sex.
    • n Leo lē′ō the Lion, the 5th sign of the zodiac.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Lion

Usage

In literature:

Leo and I used to have such expeditions!
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Best of all, Leo enjoyed their daily duty of drawing water from the river.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Leo was slow and careful in making proposals and suggesting a wedding day.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Leo is a terror when he has a jealous fit, but it's nothing to me, I assure you!
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
His wife, Miss Leo Masterson, she was, she died some yeahs befo', when Miss Gertrude jest a little missy.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Production of Leo Schulz's "American Festival Overture" at the St. Louis Exposition.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Pope Leo aspired to draw around him a court distinguished for its culture and brilliancy in both art and literature.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Concordat of Leo X. and Francis I., i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Leo wished it to be in Italy, where no one could have disputed his presidency.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
But by reason of the death of Leo the facade of S. Lorenzo was for a time abandoned, and also this block of marble.
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
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In poetry:

In silence? What could this portend?
Such muteness he had never shown;
Was he so very near the end?
Ah, Leo, had I only known!
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
Now, too, the dogs perceive their master,
And rush to meet our carriage wheels;
The loyal Leo first and faster,
The dackels close upon his heels!
"The Home-Coming From Rome" by John Lawson Stoddard
Loyal ever,
Treacherous never,
Lifelong love he well expressed;
Ah! may we deserve like praises
When beneath the sun-kissed daisies
We, like Leo, lie at rest!
"To My Dead Dog" by John Lawson Stoddard
He had not meant it - no - but still I lit
Another lamp as starry Leo climbed
Out of the Seekonk, and a steeple chimed
Three - and the firelight faded, bit by bit.
"The Messenger" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
All is noiseless;
Cold and voiceless
Lies the form I've oft caressed;
Heedless now of blame or praises,
'Neath the sunshine and the daisies
Dear, old Leo lies at rest.
"To My Dead Dog" by John Lawson Stoddard
Would you weary of control?
Long to slip your gilded tether,
And with Leo once more stroll,
Heedless of the wind and weather?
You could hardly do that all,
Once ensconced behind my wall.
"The Wanderer" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

"The economic crush was just terrible," the friendly and surprisingly frank Cowan tells LEO.
Edla was united in marriage with Leo Anderson in 1933, and with Kenneth Morin in 1968.
Supporting Member Lvl 1 Verified LEO Site Moderator.
As a Leo, I have a special bond with cats.
From left, UFT's Leo Casey, NYSUT's Larry Waite, Joanne Hamilton of Sayville and Linda Barley of the Professional Staff Congress.
The alliance will allow AOM to extend its global reach and meet the demanding cost, quality and custom requirements of the upscale and luxury hospitality segments, says Leo Vogel, AOM senior vice president of sales and marketing.
) Sheriff's Deputy 2011 LEO of the Year.
ONE of the many fables written and illustrated by Leo Lionni tells of a mouse named Frederick who, like Jiminy Cricket, does not prepare for winter.
Vinson Leo Nickle , 86, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, in St John's Hospital, Cassville.
A LEO's Guide to Owning the Night.
Leo Plass at 99 and in his youth.
In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Leo Apotheker, speaks at a press conference in Frankfurt.
Leo Braudy is the Leo S Bing Chair in English and American Literature and professor of English at the University of Southern California.
Leopoldo "Leo" Herrera, Jr, assumed duties as a City of Mount Vernon Police Officer on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012.
Leo London loves old things.
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In science:

There appears to have been only a small and uncertain amount of star formation in Leo A at the earliest times.
Working Group Summary - Local Universe
Sometimes, identifications are even possible in the absence of laboratory data, as demonstrated recently by the detection of C5N− in the CSE of CW Leo .
Spectroscopic parameters for silacyclopropynylidene, SiC2, from extensive astronomical observations toward CW Leo (IRC +10216) with the Herschel satellite
However, SiC2 features are particularly strong toward CW Leo, which, to a large extent, is due to its proximity to our Solar system.
Spectroscopic parameters for silacyclopropynylidene, SiC2, from extensive astronomical observations toward CW Leo (IRC +10216) with the Herschel satellite
CW Leo has been studied extensively, and many molecular species, such as CN− and FeCN , have been detected toward its CSE exclusively or for the first time, including many Si-contain ing ones, such as SiCN and SiNC .
Spectroscopic parameters for silacyclopropynylidene, SiC2, from extensive astronomical observations toward CW Leo (IRC +10216) with the Herschel satellite
The isoelectronic molecules CN− (Gottlieb et al. 2007) and C3N− (Thaddeus et al. 2008) were found in the lab as well as in the circumstellar envelope of CW Leo.
Division Xii/commission 14/WORKING Group on Molecular Data
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