a fierce or audacious person
"he's a tiger on the tennis court"; "it aroused the tiger in me"
tiger, Panthera tigris(noun)
large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
Panthera tigris, a large carnivorous animal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress
A person who is very athletic during intercourse.
someone connected with Hull City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Origin: From tygre, in part from tigras (pl.), in part from tigre, both from tigris, from τίγρις, from (compare Avestan , ). More at stick.
a very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris) native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal tiger, and Bengal tiger
fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person
a servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress
a kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger
a pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar
The tiger is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 m and weighing up to 306 kg. It is the third largest land carnivore. Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids with a crown height of as much as 74.5 mm or even 90 mm. In zoos, tigers have lived for 20 to 26 years, which also seems to be their longevity in the wild. They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans. Tigers once ranged widely across Asia, from Turkey in the west to the eastern coast of Russia. Over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range, and have been extirpated from southwest and central Asia, from the islands of Java and Bali, and from large areas of Southeast and Eastern Asia. Today, they range from the Siberian taiga to open grasslands and tropical mangrove swamps. The remaining six tiger subspecies have been classified as endangered by IUCN. The global population in the wild is estimated to number between 3,062 and 3,948 individuals, down from around 100,000 at the start of the 20th century, with most remaining populations occurring in small pockets isolated from each other. Major reasons for population decline include habitat destruction, habitat fragmentation and poaching. The extent of area occupied by tigers is estimated at less than 1,184,911 km², a 41% decline from the area estimated in the mid-1990s.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tī′gėr, n. a fierce and rapacious feline quadruped, nearly as large as a lion: the jaguar: a servant in livery who rides with his master: a swaggering bully, a low ruffian: (U.S.) one more cheer after a round of cheers: a tiger-beetle:—fem. Tī′gress.—ns. Ti′ger-bee′tle, a cicindela; Tī′ger-cat, a wild-cat: the margay, ocelot, and serval; Tī′ger-flow′er, a Mexican plant cultivated in flower-gardens for its streaked flowers.—adjs. Tī′ger-foot′ed (Shak.), hastening to devour, fierce and rapacious; Tī′gerish, like a tiger in disposition.—ns. Tī′gerism; Tī′ger-lil′y, a species of lily with spotted flowers; Tī′ger-moth, any one of the Arctiidæ, whose larvæ are called woolly bears; Tī′ger-wolf, a name given to the spotted hyena and to the Thylacine.—adj. Tī′grine, like a tiger. [Fr. tigre—L. tigris—Gr. tigris—Zend. tighri, an arrow, whence the river Tigris.]
A type of feline animal created and produced in various species.
Some countries around the world have a tiger that lives in their natural habitat, others keep and care for them in a zoo.Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 12, 2017
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Rank popularity for the word 'Tiger' in Nouns Frequency: #2517
How to say Tiger in sign language?
The numerical value of Tiger in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Tiger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Tiger in a Sentence
In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
Where Tiger used to be the motivating factor.
That's a no brainer, you've got a tiger by the tail there.
I used to tell bullies I was mauled by a tiger at the zoo.
It is the palest tiger I have ever seen on the record or heard about in literature.
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- نِمْر, بَبرٌ, نمرArabic
- སྟགTibetan Standard
- tigreCatalan, Valencian
- Tiger, TigerinGerman
- tigresse, tigreFrench
- tigerWestern Frisian
- tigresa, tigreGalician
- טיגריס, נמרHebrew
- बाघ, व्याघ्र, शेरHindi
- macan, harimauIndonesian
- tigro, tigrino, tigruloIdo
- tiigeriKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 범, 호랑이Korean
- TigerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- വ്യാഘ്രം, പുലിMalayalam
- harimau, macan loreng, macan, harimau belangMalay
- náshdóítsoh noodǫ́zígííNavajo, Navaho
- тигрOssetian, Ossetic
- پړانګPashto, Pushto
- тигар, tigarSerbo-Croatian
- කොටියාSinhala, Sinhalese
- بارس, يولۋاسUyghur, Uighur
- شیر, چیتاUrdu
- con cọp, con hổVietnamese
- hitigrid, hitigridül, jitigridül, tigrid, jitigrid, tigridül, tiafVolapük
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