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cheetah Explained

cheetah at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cheetah at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1704, from Hindi chita "leopard," from Skt. chitraka "leopard," lit. "speckled," from citra-s "distinctively marked, bright, clear." ///

cheetah at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Hindi; Origin: cita, from Sanskrit citrakaya 'tiger', from citra 'bright' + kaya 'body']// a member of the cat family that has long legs and black spots on its fur, and can run extremely fast//

cheetah at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Slender, long-legged cat (Acinonyx jubatus) that lives on open plains of S, central, and E Africa, and in the Middle East, where it is all but extinct. The fastest land animal in the world over short distances, it can reach a speed as great as 60 mph (100 kph). Its claws differ from those of other cats in being only partly retractable and in lacking protective sheaths. Like cats in the genus Felis, cheetahs purr rather than roar. The cheetah grows to about 55 in. (140 cm) long, excluding the 29-31-in. (75-80-cm) tail, and weighs 110-130 lbs (50-60 kg). The adult's coarse fur is sandy yellow above, white below, and covered with small black spots; a black streak runs down the face from the corner of each eye. The cheetah hunts by day, alone or in small groups.

cheetah at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheetah":
Leo, Siberian tiger, bobcat, cat-a-mountain, catamount, cougar,
jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, mountain lion, ocelot, painter,
panther, puma, simba, tiger, wildcat

cheetah at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a wild animal of the cat family, with black spots, that runs very fast

Cheetah at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cheetah \Chee"tah\, n. [Hind. ch[=i]t[=a].] (Zo["o]l.)
A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus}) tamed and used
for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is
{C. laneus}. [Written also {chetah}.]

cheetah at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia
having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be
trained to run down game [syn: {chetah}, {Acinonyx

cheetah at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Cheetah Guepard (1223948937).jpg|thumb|A cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus


Inter: etyl » hi|en Inter: term » चीता||tr=cītā|lang=hi|leopard", "panther, ultimately from Inter: etyl » sa|en Inter: term » चित्र||lang=sa|tr=citra|multicolored", "speckled (akin to Old High German Inter: term » haitar||lang=goh|bright Etymology in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary > German Inter: term » heiter; Old Norse Inter: term » heiðr|||lang=non|bright) + Inter: term » काय||tr=kāya|lang=sa|body, thus "having a spotted body".


* Inter: IPA » /ˈtʃiːtə/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːtə
  • Inter: homophones » cheater Inter: qualifier » in non-rhotic accents


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A distinctive member (Acinonyx jubatus) of the cat family , slightly smaller than the leopard, but with proportionately longer limbs and a smaller head; it is native to Africa and also credited with being the fastest terrestrial animal.

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e
  • Inter: specieslite » Acinonyx jubatus
  • Inter: commonslite » Acinonyx jubatus


    Inter: trans-top » Acinonyx jubatus
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|فهد|m|tr=fahd, Inter: t- » ar|شيته|f|tr=šīta|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վագրակատու|tr=vagrakatu
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|çita
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|gepardo
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|гепард|m|tr=hepárd|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гепард|m|tr=gepárd|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|guepard
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏢᏓᏥ ᎠᎦᏣᏄᎳ|tr=tlvdatsi agatsanula|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|獵豹|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|猎豹|tr=lièbào|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|gepard|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gepard|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|jachtluipaard|m|n, Inter: t+ » nl|cheeta|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|gepardo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|gepard
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|gepardi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|guépard|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ავაზა|tr=avaza|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gepard|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γατόπαρδος|m|tr=gatópardos|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|ברדלס|m|tr=bardelás, Inter: t- » he|צ'יטה|f|tr=chíta
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|चीता|m|tr=cītā|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gepárd
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|blettatígur|m
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|cheetah
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|síota|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ghepardo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|チーター|tr=chītā
  • Inter: trreq » Khmer
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|치타|tr=chita|sc=Hang

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|Acinonyx
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|gepards|m
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|gepardas|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|гепард|m|tr=gépard
    • Malay:
    • : Rumi: Inter: t- » ms|citah
    • : Jawi: Inter: t- » ms|چيته|sc=Arab
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|चीता|m|tr=cītā|sc=Deva
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|үчимбэр|tr=üčimber|sc=Cyrl
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|náshdóí dilwoʼí
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|gepard|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|يوزپلنگ|tr=yuzpalang|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gepard|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|guepardo|m, Inter: t+ » pt|chita|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|ghepard|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гепард|m|tr=gepárd
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|гепард|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|gepard|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|gepard|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|gepard|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|guepardo|m, Inter: t+ » es|chita|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|duma
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|gepard|c
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|เสือชีตาห์|tr=sĕua chee-dtaa|sc=Thai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|çita
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|гепард|m|tr=hepárd|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|چیتا|m|tr=cītā|sc=ur-Arab
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|báo săn, Inter: t- » vi|báo bờm, Inter: t- » vi|báo ghêpa
    • Wolof: Inter: t+ » wo|tene|alt=tene mi

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Category: Category:en:Mammals -
    Translation: de » cheetah
    Translation: et » cheetah
    Translation: el » cheetah
    Translation: eu » cheetah
    Translation: fr » cheetah
    Translation: ko » cheetah
    Translation: io » cheetah
    Translation: zu » cheetah
    Translation: sw » cheetah
    Translation: la » cheetah
    Translation: hu » cheetah
    Translation: my » cheetah
    Translation: nl » cheetah
    Translation: pl » cheetah
    Translation: ro » cheetah
    Translation: ru » cheetah
    Category: simple:cheetah -
    Translation: fi » cheetah
    Translation: ta » cheetah
    Translation: tr » cheetah
    Translation: vi » cheetah
    Translation: zh » cheetah