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tiger


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tiger  \Ti"ger\,  n.  [OE.  tigre,  F.  tigre,  L.  tigris,  Gr  ti`gris; 
  probably  of  Persian  origin;  cf  Zend  tighra  pointed,  tighri 
  an  arrow,  Per.  t[=i]r;  perhaps  akin  to  E.  stick,  v.t.;  -- 
  probably  so  named  from  its  quickness.] 
  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. 
 
  As  for  heinous  tiger,  Tamora.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  servant  in  livery,  who  rides  with  his  master  or 
  mistress.  --Dickens. 
 
  4.  A  kind  of  growl  or  screech,  after  cheering;  as  three 
  cheers  and  a  tiger.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  5.  A  pneumatic  box  or  pan  used  in  refining  sugar. 
 
  {American  tiger}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  puma. 
  b  The  jaguar. 
 
  {Clouded  tiger}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  handsome  striped  and  spotted 
  carnivore  ({Felis  macrocelis}  or  {F.  marmorata})  native  of 
  the  East  Indies  and  Southern  Asia.  Its  body  is  about  three 
  and  a  half  feet  long,  and  its  tail  about  three  feet  long. 
  Its  ground  color  is  brownish  gray,  and  the  dark  markings 
  are  irregular  stripes,  spots,  and  rings,  but  there  are 
  always  two  dark  bands  on  the  face,  one  extending  back  from 
  the  eye,  and  one  from  the  angle  of  the  mouth.  Called  also 
  {tortoise-shell  tiger}. 
 
  {Mexican  tiger}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  jaguar. 
 
  {Tiger  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  active  carnivorous  beetles  of  the  family  {Cicindelid[ae]}. 
  They  usually  inhabit  dry  or  sandy  places,  and  fly  rapidly. 
 
 
  {Tiger  bittern}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Sun  bittern},  under  {Sun}. 
 
 
  {Tiger  cat}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  wild 
  cats  of  moderate  size  with  dark  transverse  bars  or  stripes 
  somewhat  resembling  those  of  the  tiger. 
 
  {Tiger  flower}  (Bot.),  an  iridaceous  plant  of  the  genus 
  {Tigridia}  (as  {T.  conchiflora},  {T.  grandiflora},  etc.) 
  having  showy  flowers,  spotted  or  streaked  somewhat  like 
  the  skin  of  a  tiger. 
 
  {Tiger  grass}  (Bot.),  a  low  East  Indian  fan  palm 
  ({Cham[ae]rops  Ritchieana}).  It  is  used  in  many  ways  by 
  the  natives.  --J.  Smith  (Dict.  Econ.  Plants). 
 
  {Tiger  lily}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Lily}. 
 
  {Tiger  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  moths 
  of  the  family  {Arctiad[ae]}  which  are  striped  or  barred 
  with  black  and  white  or  with  other  conspicuous  colors.  The 
  larv[ae]  are  called  {woolly  bears}. 
 
  {Tiger  shark}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  voracious  shark  ({Galeocerdo 
  maculatus  or  tigrinus})  more  or  less  barred  or  spotted 
  with  yellow.  It  is  found  in  both  the  Atlantic  and  Indian 
  Ocean.  Called  also  {zebra  shark}. 
 
  {Tiger  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  conspicuously  spotted 
  cowrie  ({Cypr[ae]a  tigris});  --  so  called  from  its  fancied 
  resemblance  to  a  tiger  in  color  and  markings.  Called  also 
  {tiger  cowrie}. 
 
  {Tiger  wolf}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  spotted  hyena  ({Hy[ae]na 
  crocuta}). 
 
  {Tiger  wood},  the  variegated  heartwood  of  a  tree 
  ({Mach[ae]rium  Schomburgkii})  found  in  Guiana. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tiger 
  n  1:  a  fierce  or  audacious  person;  "he's  a  tiger  on  the  tennis 
  court";  "it  aroused  the  tiger  in  me" 
  2:  large  feline  of  forests  in  most  of  Asia  having  a  tawny  coat 
  with  black  stripes;  endangered  [syn:  {Panthera  tigris}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Tiger,  GA  (town,  FIPS  76504) 
  Location:  34.84546  N,  83.43340  W 
  Population  (1990):  301  (146  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30576 




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