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Meaning of tiger

ti•ger

Pronunciation: (tī'gur), [key]
— pl. -gers, -ger.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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