from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of Asia, having a tawny coat with transverse black stripes.
- n. Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
- n. A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Panthera tigris, a large predatory mammal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
- n. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress
- n. A leopard.
- n. A person who is very athletic during intercourse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
- n. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
- n. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering.
- n. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In poker, a hand which is seven high and deuce low, without a pair, sequence, or flush. When played, it beats a straight and loses to a flush. Sometimes called a little dog.
- n. In Central and South America the jaguar, Felis onca, whoso black and yellow coat suggests the Asiatic tiger.
- n. A feline quadruped, Felis tigris or Tigris regalis, one of the two largest living cats (the other being the lion), of the family Felidæ.
- n. The thylacine dasyure, or tiger-wolf: so called from the stripes. See thylacine (with cut).
- n. A person of a fierce, bloodthirsty disposition.
- n. A dissolute swaggering dandy; a ruffling blade; a swaggerer; a hector; a bully; a mohawk.
- n. A groom who goes out with the equipage of his master—that is, with the dog-cart, curricle, cab, or other vehicle driven by the master himself, his duty being to take care of the equipage when the master has left the box.
- n. An additional cheer; “one more” (often the word tiger): as, three cheers and a tiger.
- n. In sugarmanuf., a tank with a perforated bottom, through which the molasses escapes.
- n. A bug of the family Tingitidæ: translating the French name.
- n. A fabulous bird. See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
- n. a fierce or audacious person
Middle English tigre, from Old English tigras, tigers, and from Old French tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English tygre, in part from Old English tigras (pl.), in part from Anglo-Norman tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), from Iranian (compare Avestan tigri ("arrow"), tiγra ("pointed")). More at stick. (Wiktionary)