tiger

[tahy-ger]
noun, plural tigers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 5) tiger.
1.
a large, carnivorous, tawny-colored and black-striped feline, Panthera tigris, of Asia, ranging in several races from India and the Malay Peninsula to Siberia: the entire species is endangered, with some races 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.
an additional cheer (often the word tiger ) at the end of a round of cheering.
5.
any of several strong, voracious fishes, as a sand shark.
6.
any of numerous animals with stripes similar to a tiger's.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English tigre, Old English tīgras (plural) < Latin tīgris, tigris < Greek tígris

tigerlike, adjective
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Woods

[woodz]
noun
1.
Eldrick [el-drik] , ("Tiger") born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
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tiger (ˈtaɪɡə)
 
n
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
4.  a.  a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
 b.  (as modifier): a tiger economy
5.  archaic a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
6.  short for tiger moth
7.  slang (South African) a ten-rand note
8.  informal have a tiger by the tail to find oneself in a situation that has turned out to be much more difficult to control than one had expected
 
[C13: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin]
 
'tigerish
 
adj
 
'tigrish
 
adj
 
'tigerishly
 
adv
 
'tigerishness
 
n
 
'tiger-like
 
adj

Tiger (ˈtaɪɡə)
 
n
See TIGR

woods (wʊdz)
 
pl n
1.  closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
2.  another word for backwoods
3.  See also wood the woodwind instruments in an orchestra
4.  informal neck of the woods an area or locality: a quiet neck of the woods

Woods1
 
n
Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

Woods2 (wʊdz)
 
n
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), 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

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tiger
O.E. tigras (pl.), also in part from O.Fr. tigre (c.1150), both from L. tigris "tiger," from Gk. tigris, possibly from an Iranian source. The meaning "shriek or howl at the end of a cheer" is recorded from 1845, Amer.Eng. Tigress first recorded 1611. Tiger's-eye "yellowish-brown quartz" is recorded from
1891.
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tiger definition


  1. n.
    a strong and virile man. : The guy's a tiger. Watch out for him.
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TIGER
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Example sentences
If you do not enter a tiger's den you can't get his cubs.
But if a tiger wants to put its head on my shoulder and, you know, cuddle up to
  me.
Wandering round a supermarket-warm, gorgeously lit-corridors of open fridges
  full of tiger prawns and fillet steak.
All five remaining tiger subspecies are endangered, and many protection
  programs are in place.
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