noun, plural ti·gers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 6) ti·ger.
Origin of tiger
Definition for tiger (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tiger
All of the big cats have a special mystique, but perhaps none more so than the tiger.
“I was watching ‘Daniel The Tiger’ with my kid and I heard two shots like ‘boom-boom,’” he said.
Tiger Lily and her tribe, however, were outfitted in semi-realistic outfits (read: nearly naked).‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tiger is one of the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom.
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.
And in speaking of domination, I do not mean the domination of the tiger.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
Angry persons are often compared to the tiger; and certainly they resemble furious wild beasts.History of Beasts|Unknown
They have no more sympathy for them than a hound has for a hare, or a hawk for a hen, or a tiger for a calf.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage
As his back was turned to me I fired somewhat hastily, thinking to save the cow, but only wounded the tiger, which I lost.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Dschou Tschu stepped back a pace, and the tiger lit on the ground directly in front of him.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tiger (1 of 5)
- a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
- (as modifier)a tiger economy
Word Origin for tiger
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Word Origin and History for tiger
Old English tigras (plural), also in part from Old French tigre (mid-12c.), both from Latin tigris "tiger," from Greek tigris, possibly from an Iranian source. The meaning "shriek or howl at the end of a cheer" is recorded from 1845, American English. Tiger's-eye "yellowish-brown quartz" is recorded from 1891.