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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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