Tiger meaning

tī'gər
The definition of a tiger is a large, fierce cat from Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes, or a fierce person.

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.

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Any of several similar animals.
  • The South American jaguar.
  • The African leopard.
  • The Tasmanian wolf.
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A town in Georgia.
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An unincorporated community in Washington.
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(soccer) Someone connected with Hull City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.
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A large, fierce Asian cat (Panthera tigris), having a tawny coat striped with black.
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(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.
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(US, colloquial) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering.

Three cheers and a tiger.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Panthera tigris, a large predatory mammal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
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A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.

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(South Africa, dated but still used) A leopard.
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(US, slang) A person who is very athletic during sexual intercourse.
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(figuratively) A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
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have a tiger by the tail
  • To find oneself in a situation that has become unexpectedly difficult to manage or resolve.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tiger

  • Middle English tigre from Old English tigras tigers and from Old French tigre both from Latin tigris from Greek of Iranian origin steig- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English tygre, in part from Old English tigras (pl.), in part from Anglo-Norman tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), from Iranian (compare Avestan [script?] (tigri, “arrow"), [script?] (tiγra, “pointed")). More at stick.
    From Wiktionary