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tiger

[tahy-ger] /ˈtaɪ gər/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English tigre, Old English tīgras (plural) < Latin tīgris, tigris < Greek tígris
Related forms
tigerlike, adjective

Woods

[woo dz] /wʊdz/
noun
1.
Eldrick [el-drik] /ˈɛl drɪk/ (Show IPA), ("Tiger") born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
2.
Lake of the. Lake of the Woods.
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Examples from the web for tiger
  • 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.
  • Catching a tiger by the tail may be ill-advised, but catching one on film is a prized achievement.
  • Kids can print illustrations of tiger sharks and other animals to color or use in school projects.
  • It's the closest thing to owning a miniature tiger without inventing a shrink ray.
  • You've never been hunted by a four dimensional hyper-tiger, so there is no reason for your brain to worry about it.
  • Indeed, they belonged to a tranquilized two-month-old tiger.
  • So the name, with the tiger's-eye logo, is really all we're losing.
British Dictionary definitions for tiger

tiger

/ˈtaɪɡə/
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
4.
  1. a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
  2. (as modifier): a tiger economy
5.
(archaic) a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
6.
short for tiger moth
7.
(South African, slang) 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
Derived Forms
tigerish, tigrish, adjective
tigerishly, adverb
tigerishness, noun
tiger-like, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin

Tiger

/ˈtaɪɡə/
noun
1.
See TIGR

woods

/wʊdz/
plural noun
1.
closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
2.
another word for backwoods (sense 2)
3.
the woodwind instruments in an orchestra See also wood1 (sense 8)
4.
(informal) neck of the woods, an area or locality: a quiet neck of the woods

Woods1

noun
1.
Lake of the Woods, See Lake of the Woods

Woods2

/wʊdz/
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
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Word Origin and History for tiger
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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Slang definitions & phrases for tiger

tiger

noun

A strong, virile man; a dangerous man •Often used in direct address, either admiringly or ironically: He's switched from being a pussycat to being a regular tiger (1940s+)

Related Terms

blind pig, blind tiger, have a tiger by the tail


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Related Abbreviations for tiger

TIGER

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