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English noun: tiger

1. tiger (person) a fierce or audacious person

SamplesHe's a tiger on the tennis court.
It aroused the tiger in me.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

2. tiger (animal) large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered

SynonymsPanthera tigris

Broader (hypernym)big cat, cat

Narrower (hyponym)Bengal tiger, tiger cub, tigress

Member meronymgenus Panthera, Panthera

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