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.
- ti·ger·like, adjective
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How to use tiger in a sentence
All the shirtless photos hunting tigers and harpooning whales are love letters to the endless queues of fatherless girls.
He is getting ready to watch Jack Morris, the Tigers ace, go for win number nineteen against the Toronto Blue Jays.
There he is at Tigers Stadium in Detroit on a September baseball night hanging on to summer.
It was his brother, a Leo who always liked big cats, who first suggested getting real tigers as mascots.
All of the tigers were much happier once they arrived here and began to realize the freedom and socialization they can have.
It was certainly reported that they were very much infested with tigers, but this deterred no one.
Kari had no objection to wine drinking, but he did not like meat-eating men any more than he liked meat-eating tigers.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
We afterwards learnt that scarcely a night passes in this neighbourhood without an ox, horse, or goat being carried off by tigers.
The temple rests on the backs of numerous elephants and tigers, which lie next to each other in peaceful attitudes.
And will all that have been killed and devoured by lions, tigers, hyenas, and crocodiles again revive?Robert Moffat | David J. Deane
British Dictionary definitions for tiger (1 of 2)
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
- tigerish or tigrish, adjective
- tigerishly, adverb
- tigerishness, noun
- tiger-like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Tiger (2 of 2)
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