['taɪgə] or ['taɪɡɚ]
(noun.) large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered.
(noun.) a fierce or audacious person; 'he's a tiger on the tennis court'; 'it aroused the tiger in me'.
Typist: Miranda--From WordNet
(n.) 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.
(n.) Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
(n.) A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
(n.) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger.
(n.) A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
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n. a fierce and rapacious feline quadruped nearly as large as a lion: the jaguar: a servant in livery who rides with his master: a swaggering bully a low ruffian: (U.S.) one more cheer after a round of cheers: a tiger-beetle:—fem. Tī′gress.—ns. Ti′ger-bee′tle a cicindela; Tī′ger-cat a wild-cat: the margay ocelot and serval; Tī′ger-flow′er a Mexican plant cultivated in flower-gardens for its streaked flowers.—adjs. Tī′ger-foot′ed (Shak.) hastening to devour fierce and rapacious; Tī′gerish like a tiger in disposition.—ns. Tī′gerism; Tī′ger-lil′y a species of lily with spotted flowers; Tī′ger-moth any one of the Arctiid whose larv?are called woolly bears; Tī′ger-wolf a name given to the spotted hyena and to the Thylacine.—adj. Tī′grine like a tiger.
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To dream of a tiger advancing towards you, you will be tormented and persecuted by enemies. If it attacks you, failure will bury you in gloom. If you succeed in warding it off, or killing it, you will be extremely successful in all your undertakings. To see one running away from you, is a sign that you will overcome opposition, and rise to high positions. To see them in cages, foretells that you will foil your adversaries. To see rugs of tiger skins, denotes that you are in the way to enjoy luxurious ease and pleasure.
- At seven he painted the Battle of Waterloo with tiger-lily pollen and black-currant juice, in the absence of water-colours. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- It was about as clever as if a man brought home a hungry tiger to convince his wife of her need of him. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Boggley Wollah is situated in a fine, lonely, marshy, jungly district, famous for snipe-shooting, and where not unfrequently you may flush a tiger. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- The naturalist may classify the dog and the fox, the house-cat and the tiger together for certain purposes. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- Turn out Tiger, and Fury, and the rest! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- This empty house is my tree, and you are my tiger. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- It was as if a committee of jungle deer had taken and killed a tiger--a crime against nature. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Lord Berwick, like Lord Barrymore, wanted a tiger; while Somerset required a man whose curricle he could drive and whose money he could borrow. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- There were also wild horses, and the sabre-toothed tiger still abounded. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Worcester's good uncle, Lord Berwick's tiger, wanted Worcester to join their parties, and Worcester would not go anywhere without me. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Have you not tethered a young kid under a tree, lain above it with your rifle, and waited for the bait to bring up your tiger? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- He was what people call fierce stuff, he was nicknamed the Tiger, and he seems to have been rather proud of his nickname. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I tried force too; but she resisted me like a little tiger, and pulled my hair! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained--not shown--yet always ready. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- A tiger will abandon its usual jungle route at the sight of a few threads of cotton. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- You have possibly had other guns in reserve in case there should be several tigers, or in the unlikely supposition of your own aim failing you. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- We would simply suggest that the practice of vulgar young boys in the gallery of shying peanuts and paper pellets at the tigers, and saying Hi-yi! Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- A matinee for the little folks is promised for this afternoon, on which occasion several martyrs will be eaten by the tigers. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- There are no traces of lions or true tigers at that time in Europe, but there were bears, otters, wolves, and a wild boar. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- All who know us are aware that although we are at times justly severe upon tigers and martyrs, we never intentionally offend gladiators. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- And with them were some curious sleighs, whose bodies were shaped like lions, swans, tigers, etc. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I believe I am correct Colonel, in saying that your bag of tigers still remains unrivalled? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Those men will wait their opportunity with the patience of cats, and will use it with the ferocity of tigers. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
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