Definition of Tiger

1. Noun. A fierce or audacious person. "It aroused the tiger in me"

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

2. Noun. Large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered.
Exact synonyms: Panthera Tigris
Specialized synonyms: Tiger Cub, Bengal Tiger, Tigress
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Group relationships: Genus Panthera, Panthera

Definition of Tiger

1. n. 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.

Definition of Tiger

1. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with Hull City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Noun. ''Panthera tigris'', a large carnivorous animal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia. ¹

3. Noun. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress ¹

4. Noun. (South Africa dated but still used) A leopard. ¹

5. Noun. (US slang) A person who is very athletic during intercourse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tiger

1. a large feline mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tiger

1. 1. 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. Synonym: royal tiger, and Bengal tiger. 2. A ferocious, bloodthirsty person. "As for heinous tiger, Tamora." (Shak) 3. A servant in livery, who rids with his master or mistress. 4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger. 5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar. American tiger. Any one of several species of wild cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes somewhat resembling those of the tiger. Tiger flower, the spotted hyena (Hyaena crocuta). Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree (Machaerium Schomburgkii) found in Guiana. Origin: OE. Tigre, F. Tigre, L. Tigris, Gr. Tigris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. Tir; perhaps akin to E. Stick, v.t.; probably so named from its quickness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Tiger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"White or albino varieties of the tiger have been found, as also black ones. ... The tiger attains its full development in India, the Bengal variety being ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"Amongst the earliest classical allusions to the tiger must be reckoned the fiery ... Hyrcania is indeed all but the western boundary of the tiger's range, ..."

3. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"I FIRST met the tiger on the Jerome Park racecourse, Now York, ... The Transatlantic tiger was a very fine animal, and appeared only striped as to his ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Sir Joseph Fayrer, the highest living authority on this subject, believes that 12 feet is the maximum length of the tiger, when measured from nose to tip of ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1807)
"12. to 22. inclusive) the titles of which are—' A tiger prowling through a village'—' Shooting a tiger from a platform' — ' A tiger ..."

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