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Meaning of leopard

leop•ard

Pronunciation: (lep'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, spotted Asian or African carnivore, Panthera pardus, of the cat family, usually tawny with black markings; the Old World panther: all leopard populations are threatened or endangered.
  2. the fur or pelt of this animal.
  3. any of various related cats resembling this animal.
  4. a lion represented from the side as walking, usually with one forepaw raised, and looking toward the spectator.
    1. an Anglo-Gallic gold coin issued by Edward III, equal to half a florin, bearing the figure of a leopard.
    2. a silver Anglo-Gallic coin issued by Henry V.
  5. (cap.)a 42-ton (38-m ton) West German tank with a 105mm gun.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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