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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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cheetah

- Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated."
See also related terms for spotted.
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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
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Translations
فَهْدٌ هِنْدي
gepard
gepard
gepardi
gepard
gepárd
blettatígur
Acinonyx
gepardas
gepards
gepard
gepard
duma

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] Nguepardo m
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cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nguépard m
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cheetah

nGepard m
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cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nghepardo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) noun
a very swift-running animal of the cat family.
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An Asiatic cheetah cub has been struck by a car and injured on the Tehran-Mashhad road in the vicinity of Khartouran National Park, Semnan Province.
December 4 th has been deemed International Cheetah Day in honour of Khayam, a cheetah cub that inspired the conservation movement headed by Dr.
One day, Xan and his folks discover a cheetah cub whose mother has died.
Before long he has to say goodbye to his charge once more - but is happy to see him hale, healthy and part of a herd - and head to Namibia's Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, where he meets lonely fivemonth-old cheetah cub Joris.
Researchers added that the "cheetah-cub robot," the size of a small house cat or cheetah cub, moves as fast as an adult human walking briskly.
It all started when a neighbor gave her an orphaned cheetah cub to raise on her father's farm near Kruger National Park when she was just six years old.
When young Xan (12-year-old newcomer Alexander Michaletos) and his father (Campbell Scott) rescue an abandoned cheetah cub, the animal (named Duma, the Swahili word for cheetah) quickly becomes an adopted member of the family.
A scrawny female Asiatic cheetah cub, discovered during a police raid on a smugglers' hideout in Tehran, has been transferred to Pardisan Park research center, which will become its permanent home.
Over the next few days, we are blessed to see a cheetah cub curled up in a tree, foraging warthogs and giraffe and fleeing impala.
On his travels, Paul also visited Namibia where he met Joris, a five-month-old cheetah cub at the Na'ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, and joined the indigenous San Bushmen tribe.
A sting operation by the Ministry of Interior's 999 magazine saw a reporter track down a supplier for a three-month-old cheetah cub, offered for Dh50,000 -- though the price was bargained down to Dh15,000.
An adorable orphaned two-month-old cheetah cub is the new star attraction at a zoo in Poland.