Meaning of king of beasts in English:

king of beasts


mainly literary
  • The lion.

    ‘Lions and tigers may be the kings of beasts, but they face common poverty in the Yangpu District Zoo.’
    • ‘The king of beasts may soon be dethroned, as conflicts between African lions and humans contribute to the big cats' population decline.’
    • ‘And as we leave, echoes of the roar of the king of beasts lingers in the still air over proud and deserted ruins of Hampi.’
    • ‘Instead we should behave like lions, the kings of beasts, who finish up their food, rest thereafter and rebuild.’
    • ‘The entrée inside the temple is guarded by the statues of two imposing kings of beasts, symbols of strength and natality in Asian civilization.’