A beautiful tiger.
- An example of a tiger is a Bengal.
- An example of a tiger is a person who always goes after what she wants no matter what.
nounpl. -·gers or -·ger
- a large, fierce Asian cat (Panthera tigris), having a tawny coat striped with black
- any of several similar animals; esp.,
- the South American jaguar
- the African leopard
- the Tasmanian wolf
- a very energetic or persevering person
- a fierce, belligerent person
Origin of tigerMiddle English tygre from Old English tiger and Old French tigre, both from Classical Latin tigris from Classical Greek from Iranian tigra-, sharp from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)teig- from source stick
have a tiger by the tail
- 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.
- A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.
Origin of tigerMiddle 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.
- Panthera tigris, a large predatory mammal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
- A male tiger.
- A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
- (South Africa, dated but still used) A leopard.
- (US, slang) A person who is very athletic during sexual intercourse.
- (figuratively) A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
- (US, colloquial) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering.
- three cheers and a tiger
- A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Middle English tygre, in part from Old English tigras (pl.), in part from Anglo-Norman tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek Ï„Î¯Î³ÏÎ¹Ï‚ (tÃgris), from Iranian (compare Avestan [script?] (tigri, “arrow"), [script?] (tiÎ³ra, “pointed")). More at stick.
tiger - Computer Definition
(1) Version 10.4 of the Mac OS X operating system. Introduced in 2005, Tiger includes the Spotlight desktop search and RSS syndication support for the Safari Web browser. It also introduced Dashboard, a launching pad for mini applications known as "widgets" for functions such as weather, dictionary and address book. Dashboard became so popular, it spawned more than a thousand widget apps. See Mac OS X and Mac Dashboard.
(2) An earlier code name for Multimedia Server from Microsoft, which provided multimedia video-on-demand for Windows NT.