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Meaning of “tiger” in the English Dictionary

"tiger" in British English

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tigernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪ.ɡər/  us   /-ɡɚ/ (female also tigress)
  • tiger noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 a ​largewildanimal of the ​catfamily with yellowish-orange ​fur with ​blacklines that ​lives in ​parts of ​Asia

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  • tiger noun [C] (PERSON)

used to refer to someone who is very ​determined and ​strong: The ​meekest, most ​submissivewife of today is a tiger by her grandmother's ​standards.
(Definition of tiger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tigernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·ɡər/ (female tigress,  /ˈtɑɪ·ɡrɪs/ )
a ​large, ​wildcat that has yellow-orange ​fur with ​thicklines of ​blackfur
(Definition of tiger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tiger”
in Korean 호랑이…
in Arabic نِمْر…
in Malaysian harimau…
in French tigre, tigresse…
in Russian тигр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虎,老虎…
in Italian tigre…
in Turkish kaplan…
in Polish tygrys…
in Spanish tigre, tigresa…
in Vietnamese con hổ…
in Portuguese tigre…
in Thai เสือ…
in German der/die Tiger(in)…
in Catalan tigre…
in Japanese トラ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虎,老虎…
in Indonesian harimau…
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