follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

Leander

[lee-an-der] /liˈæn dər/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a Greek youth, the lover of Hero, who swam the Hellespont every night to visit her until he was drowned in a storm.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Leander
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • But Leander didn't hear him—his soul hed fled from its mortal tenement 'nd hed soared rejoicin' to realms uv everlastin' bliss.

  • Leander wasn't strong, anyway; besides, wasn't he his father's principal support?

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The cord which Leander had tied to its leg still dangled from it.

    Friendship and Folly Maria Louise Pool
  • That was a funny thing, too—that about Leander's not bein' there.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Leander was so absorbed in watching her, and in wondering what she would do, that he did not hear her question.

    Friendship and Folly Maria Louise Pool
  • But, what I'm gettin' at is this: Babbitt'll come to me orderin' me to get Leander exempted.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • True to his word, Leander came as soon as darkness fell, and the old dame let him in by the turret door.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • Leander asked me right up and down if I wouldn't enlist if I was in his position.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. H. Willis, of the Leander Crews of 1896 and 1897, who preferred to row with a stretcher set up a good deal prouder.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for Leander

Leander

/lɪˈændə/
noun
1.
(in Greek legend) a youth of Abydos, who drowned in the Hellespont in a storm on one of his nightly visits to Hero, his beloved See also Hero
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Leander

youth of Abydos, lover of Hero, who swam nightly across the Hellespont to visit her, from Greek Leiandros, literally "lion-man," from leon "lion" + aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Leander

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Leander

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for leander