noun, plural ti·gers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 6) ti·ger.
- 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.
- Eldrick [el-drik] /ˈɛl drɪk/, Tiger, born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
- Lake of the. Lake of the Woods.
- 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
- 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
- closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
- another word for backwoods (def. 2)
- the woodwind instruments in an orchestraSee also wood 1 (def. 8)
- 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.