- a large, carnivorous, tawny-colored and black-striped feline, Panthera tigris, of Asia, ranging in several subspecies from India and the Malay Peninsula to Siberia: the entire species is endangered, with some subspecies thought to be extinct.
- the cougar, jaguar, thylacine, or other animal resembling the tiger.
- a person resembling a tiger in fierceness, courage, etc.
- a country that is considered to have a tiger economy: Taiwan is one of the four Asian tigers.
- an additional cheer (often the word tiger) at the end of a round of cheering.
- any of several strong, voracious fishes, as a sand shark.
- any of numerous animals with stripes similar to a tiger's.
- noting or relating to a strict parenting style that demands academic excellence and obedience from children, associated especially with East Asians:a tiger mom; tiger parenting.
Origin of tiger
- Eldrick [el-drik] /ˈɛl drɪk/, Tiger, born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
- Lake of the. Lake of the Woods.
Examples from the Web for tiger
Contemporary Examples of tiger
All of the big cats have a special mystique, but perhaps none more so than the tiger.This Tiger Has Some Serious Ups
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
January 2, 2015
“I was watching ‘Daniel The Tiger’ with my kid and I heard two shots like ‘boom-boom,’” he said.Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police
December 21, 2014
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
December 5, 2014
The tiger is one of the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom.Viral Video of the Day: International Tiger Day
July 29, 2014
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.China Is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones
July 22, 2014
Historical Examples of tiger
Then the chief slid out of a shadow and come at us like a tiger.Way of the Lawless
These attack you—but run—at least the tiger, not the elephant, when you go out after him.
"It was no tiger at all—that was the joke of the thing," said the major.
At one end there was a thong with a loop in it, and it smelled of tiger.The Trail Book
The baron raged like a tiger, and the cottager laid about him like a thresher.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
- a large feline mammal, Panthera tigris, of forests in most of Asia, having a tawny yellow coat with black stripes
- (not in technical use) any of various other animals, such as the jaguar, leopard, and thylacine
- a dynamic, forceful, or cruel person
- a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
- (as modifier)a tiger economy
- archaic a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
- short for tiger moth
- Southern African slang a ten-rand note
- have a tiger by the tail informal to find oneself in a situation that has turned out to be much more difficult to control than one had expected
Word Origin for tiger
- See TIGR
- Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods
- Tiger, real name Eldrick Woods . born 1975, US golfer: youngest US Masters champion and first Black golfer to win a major championship; winner of the US Masters (1997, 2001–02, 2005), US Open (2000, 2002, 2008), British Open Championship (2000, 2005–06), and the PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006-07); in 2001 he became the only player to hold all four major titles at once
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.