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tiger
Panthera tigris

ti·ger

 (tī′gər)
n.
1.
a. A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of Asia, having a tawny coat with transverse black stripes.
b. Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
2. A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.

[Middle English tigre, from Old English tigras, tigers, and from Old French tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

ti′ger·ish adj.

tiger

(ˈtaɪɡə)
n
1. (Animals) a large feline mammal, Panthera tigris, of forests in most of Asia, having a tawny yellow coat with black stripes
2. (Animals) (not in technical use) any of various other animals, such as the jaguar, leopard, and thylacine
3. a dynamic, forceful, or cruel person
4. (Economics)
a. a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
b. (as modifier): a tiger economy.
5. (Historical Terms) archaic a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
6. (Animals) short for tiger moth
7. slang South African a ten-rand note
8. have a tiger by the tail informal to find oneself in a situation that has turned out to be much more difficult to control than one had expected
[C13: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin]
ˈtigerish, ˈtigrish adj
ˈtigerishly, ˈtigrishly adv
ˈtigerishness, ˈtigrishness n
ˈtiger-like adj

Tiger

(ˈtaɪɡə)
n
(Banking & Finance) See TIGR

ti•ger

(ˈtaɪ gər)

n., pl. -gers, (esp. collectively for 1 ) -ger.
1. a large, powerful, tawny-colored and black-striped cat, Panthera tigris, of Asia.
2. a person resembling a tiger in fierceness, courage, etc.
[before 1000; Middle English tigre, Old English tīgras (pl.) < Latin tīgris, tigris < Greek tígris]
ti′ger•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger - a fierce or audacious person; "he's a tiger on the tennis court"; "it aroused the tiger in me"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.tiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripestiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
tiger cub - a young tiger
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
Bengal tiger - southern short-haired tiger
tigress - a female tiger

tiger

noun
Related words
female tigress
young cub

tiger

noun
A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
Translations
نمرنَمِرنـِمْر
тигър
tygrtygřice
tiger
tigro
tiikeri
tigar
tigris
harimaumacan
tígrisdÿr
トラ
호랑이
tigris
tigras
tīģeris
tigru
tiger
tiger
tiger
เสือ
con hổ

tiger

[ˈtaɪgəʳ]
A. Ntigre m
B. CPD tiger economy Neconomía f emergente
tiger lily Ntigridia f
tiger moth Nmariposa f tigre
tiger's eye N (Min) → ojo m de gato

tiger

[ˈtaɪgər] ntigre mtiger economy ntigre m asiatique

tiger

nTiger m

tiger

:
tiger cat
nTigerkatze f; (= striped domestic cat)getigerte (Haus)katze
tiger economy
nschnell wachsende Wirtschaft f; (= tiger state)Tigerstaat m
tiger lily
nTigerlilie f
tiger moth
nBärenspinner m
tiger shark
nTigerhai m

tiger

[ˈtaɪgəʳ] ntigre f

tiger

(ˈtaigə) feminine ˈtigress noun
a large wild animal of the cat family, with a striped coat.

tiger

نـِمْر tygr tiger Tiger τίγρη tigre tiikeri tigre tigar tigre トラ 호랑이 tijger tiger tygrys tigre тигр tiger เสือ kaplan con hổ 老虎
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For there was in the woods an animal of the leopard family, called tiger or "tigre" by the natives, that was exceedingly fierce and dangerous.
Burden,' he continued, as he sorted and tried his chisels, `was for a fellow in the Black Tiger Mine, up above Silverton, Colorado.
The form of Uncas dilated, and his nostrils opened like those of a tiger at bay; but so rigid and unyielding was his posture, that he might easily have been converted by the imagination into an exquisite and faultless representation of the warlike deity of his tribe.
At such times, under an abated sun; afloat all day upon smooth, slow heaving swells; seated in his boat, light as a birch canoe; and so sociably mixing with the soft waves themselves, that like hearth-stone cats they purr against the gunwale; these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
He fought like a tiger, writhing and twisting, half flinging them off, and starting toward his unconscious enemy.
Wal, ye see, I thought there warn't no harm in my jest passing him along, and not sayin' nothin'; and I'd got him nicely swapped off for a keg o' whiskey; but come to get him away from the gal, she was jest like a tiger.
Confucius says,--"The skins of the tiger and the leopard, when they are tanned, are as the skins of the dog and the sheep tanned.
I sometimes wonder at him with an intensity that deadens my fear: yet, I assure you, a tiger or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens.
Rustling about the room, his softly-slippered feet making no noise on the floor, he moved like a refined tiger:--looked like some enchanted marquis of the impenitently wicked sort, in story, whose periodical change into tiger form was either just going off, or just coming on.
The brisk fire of questioning to which he was exposed, elicited from him that he was thinking of an animal, a live animal, rather a disagreeable animal, a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and talked sometimes, and lived in London, and walked about the streets, and wasn't made a show of, and wasn't led by anybody, and didn't live in a menagerie, and was never killed in a market, and was not a horse, or an ass, or a cow, or a bull, or a tiger, or a dog, or a pig, or a cat, or a bear.
I recollect it was settled by general consent that India was quite a misrepresented country, and had nothing objectionable in it, but a tiger or two, and a little heat in the warm part of the day.
It is impossible to over-state the vividness of these images, and yet I was so intent, all the time, upon him himself - who would not be intent on the tiger crouching to spring