What is tiger?

  • (noun): A fierce or audacious person.
    Example: "He's a tiger on the tennis court"; "it aroused the tiger in me"
    See also — Additional definitions below


The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb). It is the third largest land carnivore (behind only the Polar bear and the Brown bear). Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids with a crown height of as much as 74.5 mm (2.93 in) or even 90 mm (3.5 in). In zoos, tigers have lived for 20 to 26 years, which also seems to be their longevity in the wild. They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans.

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HMS Tiger (1913) - First World War
... Tiger was laid down at the John Brown and Company shipyard in Clydebank on 6 June 1912 ... to hunt for the German East Asia Squadron, Tiger was ordered to cut short her firing trials off Berehaven and was commissioned into the First Battlecruiser Squadron (1st BCS) two months later, on 3 ... Beatty described Tiger to the First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone as "not yet fit to fight ...
Giant Tiger - History - Changes in Management Structure and Key Personnel
... Gordon Reid has gradually been relinquishing direct control of Giant Tiger ... In 1999, he resigned the presidency of Giant Tiger in favour of Jeff York, an executive with ten years’ experience at the company ... In October 2010, Reid stepped down as chief executive officer of Giant Tiger, in favour of Andy Gross, a twenty-five year veteran with the chain, who ...
Giant Tiger - History - New Brands/trade Names
... In 1977, Giant Tiger established Chez Tante Marie stores in Hull and Gatineau, Quebec ... In 2008, Giant Tiger opened its first GT Xpress outlet, in Ottawa's working-class Hintonburg neighbourhood ... selection at GTXpress stores is more limited than at a full-size Giant Tiger, let alone a big-box store ...
Giant Tiger
... Giant Tiger Stores Limited is Canada’s third-largest chain of discount stores (after Walmart and Zellers) ... Company, by American entrepreneur Jerry Zucker, Giant Tiger became the largest Canadian-owned discount retailer ... Giant Tiger stores are more midsized more like Hart or Rossy as opposed to Walmart or Zellers/Target ...

More definitions of "tiger":

  • (noun): Large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered.
    Synonyms: Panthera tigris

Famous quotes containing the word tiger:

    At age fifty five a man emerges like a tiger from his lair.
    Chinese proverb.

    The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    As a tiger may lose its footing on soft ground, so people may be tripped up by sweet words.
    Chinese proverb.