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Definition of Tiger

Tiger

  1. 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.
  2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
  3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
  4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger.
  5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.

Tiger Quotations

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.
Mao Zedong

I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.
Charlie Sheen

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
Mao Zedong
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Tiger Translations

tiger in Afrikaans is tier, Indiese tier
tiger in Danish is tiger
tiger in Dutch is tijger
tiger in French is tigre, tigresse
tiger in German is Tigerin, Tiger
tiger in Hungarian is tigris
tiger in Italian is tigre
tiger in Norwegian is tiger
tiger in Portuguese is tigre
tiger in Spanish is tigre
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