noun, plural ti·gers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 6) ti·ger.
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Origin of tiger
OTHER WORDS FROM tigerti·ger·like, adjective
Words nearby tiger
Example sentences from the Web for tiger
As late as the 1950s, hunters reported spotting their blue hairs alongside the traditional orange fur of other South China tigers on trails.How Neutral Theory Altered Ideas About Biodiversity|Christie Wilcox|December 8, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The tiger dropped his grip and Couser fell away from the cage as her co-workers aimed to save her arm, using a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding before an ambulance arrived about 20 minutes later.
On Thursday morning, Candy Couser, who has volunteered at the “Tiger King” star’s Tampa animal sanctuary for five years, was about to feed a 3-year-old male tiger named Kimba, when she noticed something was off with his cage.
Alito declared that to be something like a sighting of a “Tasmanian tiger” — meaning the possibility might be there, but the court has never recognized one.Supreme Court weighs whether its ruling requiring unanimous juries should be applied retroactively|Robert Barnes|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Animals range from Arabian horses to exotic birds to big cats like cheetahs, tigers, and more—all are indexed with brief descriptions of each subject.Animal coffee table books that make great gifts and conversation fodder|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
All of the big cats have a special mystique, but perhaps none more so than the tiger.
In March, police arrested a group of wealthy businessmen and government officials who were about to dine on illegal tiger meat.
“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
In other news, black and white pin-up shots are now officially less valuable than life-size Tiger Beat tear outs.Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep|Amy Zimmerman|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moment the bait was touched, down would come the heavy timber—smash—on the tiger's head.
Tiger-hunting, by the way, was considered great sport by Yung Pak's father.
The fresh imprint of a tiger's paw upon the pathway gives the same sort of feel to the Indian herdsman.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
So he settled back to pay the price and hear the story of Flora Martin and the tiger.
She saw two fiery eyes; she saw the tiger gather himself preparatory to springing.
British Dictionary definitions for tiger (1 of 2)
- a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
- (as modifier)a tiger economy