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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
References in classic literature ?
Without waiting to hear more Dorothy ran to get Billina, and just outside the door she came upon the Cowardly Lion, still hitched to the chariot beside the great Tiger. The Cowardly Lion had a big bow of blue ribbon fastened to the long hair between his ears, and the Tiger wore a bow of red ribbon on his tail, just in front of the bushy end.
Below him a little were the vanguard of the deer; below these, again, the pig and the wild buffalo; and on the opposite bank, where the tall trees came down to the water's edge, was the place set apart for the Eaters of Flesh--the tiger, the wolves, the panther, the bear, and the others.
"We are all threatened," answered the tiger, "by a fierce enemy which has lately come into this forest.
A MAN-EATING tiger was ravaging the Kingdom of Damnasia, and the King, greatly concerned for the lives and limbs of his Royal subjects, promised his daughter Zodroulra to any man who would kill the animal.
With the report of his rifle the tiger stopped short in apparent surprise, then turned and bit savagely at its shoulder for an instant, after which it wheeled again toward Delcarte, issuing the most terrific roars and screams, and launched itself, with incredible speed, toward the brave fellow, who now stood his ground pumping bullets from his automatic rifle as rapidly as the weapon would fire.
At the sound of the roaring of the tiger the bull's bellowing became a veritable frenzy of rageful noise.
One was a tawny lion, as tall as a horse, nearly; the other a striped tiger almost the same size.
The first was of the big Indian tiger. Free-born in the jungle, and free all his days, master, according to his nature and prowess, of all other living creatures including his fellow- tigers, he had come to grief in the end; and, from the trap to the cramped cage, by elephant-back and railroad and steamship, ever in the cramped cage, he had journeyed across seas and continents to Mulcachy's Animal Home.
The other was a great Tiger with purple stripes around his lithe body, powerful limbs, and eyes that showed through the half closed lids like coals of fire.
I thought at first you were a tapir or a tiger. No harm intended.
We would not have strayed had we not been teasing a tiger. Please do not laugh.
Even the tiger runs and hides when little Tabaqui goes mad, for madness is the most disgraceful thing that can overtake a wild creature.