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tiger


noun, plural ti·gers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 6) ti·ger.

  1. 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.
  2. the cougar, jaguar, thylacine, or other animal resembling the tiger.
  3. a person resembling a tiger in fierceness, courage, etc.
  4. a country that is considered to have a tiger economy: Taiwan is one of the four Asian tigers.
  5. an additional cheer (often the word tiger) at the end of a round of cheering.
  6. any of several strong, voracious fishes, as a sand shark.
  7. any of numerous animals with stripes similar to a tiger’s.

adjective

  1. 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.

noun

  1. Eldrick [el-drik] /ˈɛl drɪk/, Tiger, born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
  2. Lake of the. Lake of the Woods.

noun

  1. a large feline mammal, Panthera tigris, of forests in most of Asia, having a tawny yellow coat with black stripes
  2. (not in technical use) any of various other animals, such as the jaguar, leopard, and thylacine
  3. a dynamic, forceful, or cruel person
    1. a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
    2. (as modifier)a tiger economy
  4. archaic a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
  5. short for tiger moth
  6. Southern African slang a ten-rand note
  7. 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

noun

  1. See TIGR

noun

  1. Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

noun

  1. 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

pl n

  1. closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
  2. another word for backwoods (def. 2)
  3. the woodwind instruments in an orchestraSee also wood 1 (def. 8)
  4. neck of the woods informal an area or localitya quiet neck of the woods

n.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.

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