A very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris) native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal tiger, and Bengal tiger.
- A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera tigris) of Asia, having a tawny coat with transverse black stripes.
- Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
- A person regarded as aggressive, audacious, or fierce.