cheetah


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chee·tah

 (chē′tə)
n.
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and southwest Asia, having tawny, black-spotted fur and nonretractile claws. The cheetah, the fastest animal on land, can run for short distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour.

[Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāyaḥ, tiger, leopard : citra-, variegated + kāyaḥ, body; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) or

chetah

n
(Animals) a large feline mammal, Acinonyx jubatus, of Africa and SW Asia: the swiftest mammal, having very long legs, nonretractile claws, and a black-spotted light-brown coat
[C18: from Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāya tiger, from citra bright, speckled + kāya body]

chee•tah

(ˈtʃi tə)

n.
a swift, long-legged, black-spotted cat, Acinonyx jubatus, of SW Asia and Africa.
[1695–1705; < Hindi cītā < Skt citraka leopard; compare Pali cittaka, Prakrit cittaya]

chee·tah

(chē′tə)
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat of Africa and southwest Asia, having spotted, light-brown fur and claws that do not fully retract. Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, able to sprint at up to 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour.

cheetah

- Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated."
See also related terms for spotted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile clawscheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
Translations
فَهْدٌ هِنْدي
gepard
gepard
gepardi
gepard
gepárd
blettatígur
Acinonyx
gepardas
gepards
gepard
gepard
duma

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] Nguepardo m

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nguépard m

cheetah

nGepard m

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nghepardo

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) noun
a very swift-running animal of the cat family.
References in classic literature ?
He has a passion also for Indian animals, which are sent over to him by a correspondent, and he has at this moment a cheetah and a baboon, which wander freely over his grounds and are feared by the villagers almost as much as their master.
I think that I mentioned to you that the doctor kept a cheetah and a baboon.
Well, a cheetah is just a big cat, and yet a saucer of milk does not go very far in satisfying its wants, I daresay.
There was a cheetah, too; perhaps we might find it upon our shoulders at any moment.
From outside came the occasional cry of a night-bird, and once at our very window a long drawn catlike whine, which told us that the cheetah was indeed at liberty.
There have been three women to take on the Cheetah mantle: Priscilla Rich, Deborah Domaine and Barbara Ann Minerva.
In the raw footage, the rapper can be seen standing a few feet away from the cheetah, holding him on a leash and rapping her verse.
The presentation aimed to spread awareness about the dwindling cheetah population and showcased Jasper and Shazly, Emirates Park Zoo's two cheetah residents.
Four-years-old Cheetah was imported from South Africa on October 29, this year and got pustulation in mouth on November 8, 2017 and after treatment given by veterinary officers, it convalesced.
The strategic cooperation will enable Cheetah Mobile's users to access Bytedance's personalised content delivery services in the global market and improve the monetization capability of Cheetah Mobile's utility products.
There were 20 sightings of the cheetah in Semnan province last year.
The project will concentrate on addressing the poor genetic variation of the cheetah, a problem that is often overlooked in conservation projects which instead focus on finding solutions for other important challenges including habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and the pet trade.