Definition of tigress in English:



  • 1A female tiger.

    • ‘She ran her tongue over her front teeth, like a tigress about to eat dinner.’
    • ‘But in this short time, a male can contribute more offspring to the population than the female by commanding the territories of several breeding tigresses.’
    • ‘Among the objects is the gold handle of a pouring vessel in the shape of a leaping tigress, heavy teats swelling down from the arc of her body.’
    • ‘The pregnant tigress had been kept in an isolation cage for some time now.’
    • ‘Early in his quest to save India's wild tigers, he had heard about a site in the Himalayas of Nepal where Buddha is said to have given his life to feed a starving tigress and her cubs.’
    • ‘She crouched on a wide branch and peered down like a wild tigress.’
    • ‘I think it is evident that like other tigresses her teeth were both strong and sharp.’
    • ‘So protective were the tigress and the zoo staff about the young ones that they are yet to be photographed.’
    • ‘The inventory concludes with a list of animals and half-human creatures, noting tigresses, vultures, and giraffes together with mythical unicorns, pans, and centaurs.’
    • ‘Here all manner of wild and exotic creatures, tigresses, giraffes, and wild birds among them, were sent out for slaughter in combats and artificial hunts.’
    • ‘It was on the back of a tiger, in fact on the back of a pregnant tigress, that the great teacher of Buddhism first arrived in Bhutan in the 8th century.’
    • ‘They depicted animals: a dog with puppies, a cat with kittens, a young elephant with his mother and a tigress carrying her cub in her mouth.’
    • ‘At night, a tigress silently stalks her prey - perhaps a deer - through dense cover until close enough for the final rush.’
    • ‘I was snarling and growling like a tigress defending her territory.’
    • ‘Like a tigress with her cub, she would turn on you, eyes blazing, danger radiating from every incensed pore.’
    1. 1.1A fierce or passionate woman.
      • ‘Two, dramatic points are made far more strongly here; in the studio, Callas was imposing, but here she was terrifying, a veritable tigress.’
      • ‘She came from nowhere, leaping into their midst like a tigress, striking about her with the focused fury of total commitment and utmost desperation.’
      • ‘My earlier assumption of her likeness with a cat was wrong - she was definitely a tigress.’
      • ‘He paused, she looked like a tigress on the prowl, and briefly wondered if he should try and run through the crowds to avoid a public confrontation.’
      • ‘I've always suspected that underneath a woman of such gentlene perkiness lurked the heart of a tigress.’
      • ‘The founder of Wildlife Protection Society of India, she's quite a tigress herself when it comes to preserving wildlife’
      • ‘Lori snapped, almost turning into a tigress again.’