Synonyms for tiger

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Then the chief slid out of a shadow and come at us like a tiger.

These attack you—but run—at least the tiger, not the elephant, when you go out after him.

"It was no tiger at all—that was the joke of the thing," said the major.

At one end there was a thong with a loop in it, and it smelled of tiger.

The baron raged like a tiger, and the cottager laid about him like a thresher.

I saw his eyes glisten through the branches of the tree like those of a tiger.

It was like the mingled roar of a lion and the snarl of a tiger.

Soon, from behind a rock, a tiger sprang to attack the wild cat.

But the travelers, when they saw the tiger in the distance, were all frightened and ran away.

And thereupon the tiger drew in his tail and ran away himself.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tigras (plural), also in part from Old French tigre (mid-12c.), both from Latin tigris "tiger," from Greek tigris, possibly from an Iranian source. The meaning "shriek or howl at the end of a cheer" is recorded from 1845, American English. Tiger's-eye "yellowish-brown quartz" is recorded from 1891.

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nounfeline animal, sometimes a pet
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