tiger

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A tiger.

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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 [script needed] (tigri, arrow), [script needed] (tiγra, pointed)). More at stick.

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tiger (plural tigers)

  1. Panthera tigris, a large predatory mammal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
    1. A male tiger.
  2. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dickens to this entry?)
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. XVII, The Beginnings
      The doom of Fate was, Be thou a Dandy! Have thy eye-glasses, opera-glasses, thy Long-Acre cabs with white-breeched tiger, thy yawning impassivities, pococurantisms; fix thyself in Dandyhood, undeliverable; it is thy doom.
  3. (South Africa, dated but still used) A leopard.
    • 1907, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, Jock of the Bushveld, Longmans 1976 ed., ISBN 0582161231, page 251:
      Jim remarked irrelevantly that tigers were 'schelms' and it was his conviction that there were a great many in the kloofs round about.
  4. (US, slang) A person who is very athletic during sexual intercourse.
    • 2010, Jeff Wilser, The Maxims of Manhood
      Don't [] Tell your roommate that you heard the walls shaking all night, and it sounds like he's a real tiger in the sack.
  5. (figuratively) A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
    • Shakespeare
      As for heinous tiger, Tamora.
  6. (US, colloquial) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering.
    three cheers and a tiger
  7. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Tiger, from Latin tigris.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtiːər/, [ˈtˢiːɐ]
  • Homophone: tier

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tiger c (singular definite tigeren, plural indefinite tigere or tigre)

  1. tiger

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tigris.

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tiger m (definite singular tigeren, indefinite plural tigere or tigre or tigrer, definite plural tigerne or tigrene)

  1. a tiger, Panthera tigris

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tigris.

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tiger m (definite singular tigeren, indefinite plural tigerar, definite plural tigerane)

  1. a tiger, Panthera tigris

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Slovene[edit]

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Tiger

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), from Iranian (compare Avestan [script needed] (tigri, arrow), [script needed] (tiγra, pointed)).

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tíger m anim (genitive tígra, nominative plural tígri, feminine tígrica)

  1. tiger

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tiger c

  1. tiger, an animal

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tiger

  1. present tense of tiga.