- 1A very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia but becoming increasingly rare.
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- Panthera tigris, family Felidae
- Boller estimates there may be as many as 400 to 500 lions, tigers, and other big cats in the Houston area alone.
- The burgeoning trade in bones and body parts for use in folk medicines threatens tigers and other big cats.
- Next door is the Night Safari where, between 7.30 pm and midnight, you can watch buffalo, deer, tigers and fishing cats as they come out to feed.
- 1.1Used to refer to someone fierce, determined, or ambitious: despite his wound, he still fought like a tiger one of the sport’s young tigersMás ejemplos en oraciones
- As it happens, Cato is a fierce tiger when it comes to advocating for oppressed tobacco firms.
- She growled, like a fierce tiger about to rip its pray to smithereens.
- Angela stepped up now, as blunt and determined as a pacing tiger.
- 1.2 (also tiger economy) A dynamic economy of one of the smaller East Asian countries, especially that of Singapore, Taiwan, or South Korea.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘For an emergent tiger economy, the Philippines is back once more to being the sick man of Asia,’ she said.
- As with the two most important East Asian tigers, South Korea and Taiwan, state direction was used to build up basic industries while massive repression kept living standards down.
- When they were at the same stage of development as India is now, Asian tigers like South Korea, Taiwan, and China focused on elementary and secondary schools.
- 1.3 • informal, chiefly Australian/NZ A person with an insatiable appetite for something: I’m a tiger for a bargainMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I must be a tiger for punishment, because I reread her speech.
- 2Used in names of tiger moths and striped butterflies, e.g. scarlet tiger, plain tiger.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Butterflies including the tiger swallowtail and mourning cloak rely on the flowers of the red maple for their survival and reproduction.
- If you want tiger swallowtail butterflies, plant a willow tree.
- And I can see monarchs, painted ladies, tiger swallowtails, and listen to the songbirds.
- 3 (Tigers) another term for Tamil Tigers.
have a tiger by the tail (also be riding a tiger)
- Have embarked on a course of action which proves unexpectedly difficult but which cannot easily or safely be abandoned: if you push me down again you might find that you have a tiger by the tail she was riding a tiger and there was no way of escapeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The Chinese are riding a tiger, and can't easily get off.
- On both occasions politicians, academics and bureaucrats found themselves riding a tiger of unanticipated national emotion.
- If things work out and you become an institution, how long will it be before you're riding a tiger and can't get off?
Middle English: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek.
Más definiciones de tigerDefinición de tiger en:
- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.