tigress


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ti·gress

 (tī′grĭs)
n.
1. A female tiger.
2. A woman regarded as daring or fierce.

tigress

(ˈtaɪɡrɪs)
n
1. (Animals) a female tiger
2. a fierce, cruel, or wildly passionate woman

ti•gress

(ˈtaɪ grɪs)

n.
1. a female tiger.
2. a woman likened to a tiger, as in fierceness or courage.
[1605–15; < French tigresse; see tiger, -ess]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tigress - a female tigertigress - a female tiger      
Panthera tigris, tiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
Translations
naarastiikeri
tigrica
tygrysica
tigrica

tigress

[ˈtaɪgrɪs] Ntigresa f

tigress

[ˈtaɪgrəs] ntigresse f

tigress

nTigerin f

tigress

[ˈtaɪgrɪs] ntigre f (femmina)
References in classic literature ?
Like a savage tigress that tossing in the jungle overlays her own cubs, so the sea dashes even the mightiest whales against the rocks, and leaves them there side by side with the split wrecks of ships.
The young girl, pitiless as an enraged tigress, did not intervene to save him.
Like a caged tigress the girl paced the length of the enclosure.
Maggie, with side glances of fear of interruption, ate like a small pursued tigress.
There were many of them, and one recent one where a tigress had reached for his shoulder and gone down to the bone.
When she heard me enter she sprang to her feet like a tigress.
If he had married a tigress, instead of a woman, he would have tamed the tigress.
As a tigress whose cub had been threatened would she appear, coming out of the shadows, steal- ing noiselessly along and holding the long wicked scissors in her hand.
As I looked, Dejah Thoris turned upon Sarkoja with the fury of a young tigress and struck something from her upraised hand; something which flashed in the sunlight as it spun to the ground.
Your honors," said he, "that woman had a child; that child has become a man; the tigress had a little one, the tiger has roused himself; he is ready to spring upon you -- beware
Like a tigress she turned upon him, striking the beast a heavy blow with the manacles upon her wrist.
She turned upon him like a tigress, striking his great breast with her tiny hands.