Definitions of animal

  1.   of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals the animal kingdom animal instincts animal fats
  2.   a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  3.   of the appetites and passions of the body animal instincts carnal knowledge fleshly desire a sensual delight in eating music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  4.   An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity
  5.   One of the lower animals a brute or beast as distinguished from man as men and animals
  6.   Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature as distinguished from the intellectual rational or spiritual part as the animal passions or appetites
  7.   Consisting of the flesh of animals as animal food
  8.   A living creature possessing feeling and voluntary motion a beast a brute
  9.   Of or belonging to feeling and moving creatures as The animal kingdom an animal instinct
  10.   1 A living and in the higher orders sentient being as distinguished from a vegetable or mineral 2 One of the lower animals as distinguished from man 3 Relating to the physical as distinguished from the intellectual or psychic part of man
  11.   Living organic structure with power of locomotion
  12.   An organized being having life sensation and voluntary motion it is distinguished from a plant which is organized and has life but not sensation or voluntary motion the name sometimes implies the absence of the higher faculties peculiar to man
  13.   Of or belonging to animals sensual
  14.   An organised body having life sensation and voluntary motion
  15.   Animal
  16.   Pertaining to an animal or animals
  17.   A sentient living organism other than a plant
  18.   A sentient creature other than a human being a brute
  19.   An organized being endowed with life sensation and power of voluntary motion a living being inferior to man
  20.   A body possessed of life sensation and power of motion
  21.   Pertaining to a living creature gross opposite of spiritual

Quotes of animal

  1. I think that in the end a talk show is a very different animal – Dan Abrams
  2. Man an animal that makes bargains – A. C. Benson
  3. There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage – William Jennings Bryan
  4. Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal species in part because it's the world's largest land mass and offered the most wild species to begin with – Jared Diamond
  5. Being a humanitarian supporting animal rights activists human rights activists it's all the same – Daryl Hannah
  6. We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive We're always on the side of the animal being chased – Norman Jewison
  7. Be a good animal true to your animal instincts – David Herbert Lawrence
  8. My favorite animal is steak – Fran Lebowitz
  9. Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god – Francis Picabia
  10. We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start – Ivan Reitman
  11. To call a man an animal is to flatter him he's a machine a walking dildo – Valerie Solanas
  12. In the animal kingdom the rule is eat or be eaten in the human kingdom define or be defined – Thomas Szasz
  13. We are perhaps uniquely among the earth's creatures the worrying animal We worry away our lives fearing the future discontent with the present unable to take in the idea of dying unable to sit still – Lewis Thomas
  14. Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day – Bill Vaughan
  15. In the animal world on the other hand the process of evolution is characterised by the progressive discrimination of the animal and vegetative functions and a consequent differentiation of these two great provinces into their separate departments – Wilhelm Wundt

Usage examples for animal

  1. There were lives of every animal and of man in every condition – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. Am I an animal – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  3. Most women make fools of themselves over some animal faute de mieux she said lightly – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  4. “ I haven't seen them since and suppose some animal must have caught them – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  5. The farmer he observed is a pretty conservative animal – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  6. Some imitation of an animal probably of a cat – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  7. He pointed to an animal a short distance away – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  8. It is so in the animal world – A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories by William Long
  9. And now I'll have a chance to tell you a lot more about what we elephants did in the jungle said Umboo when once more all the animal friends were in the tent together – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  10. Why my dear child said Robert the little animal is dead – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  11. One animal was even more than they could manage – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  12. He who had entered made two or three low sounds to the animal and then led him into the court – The Grey Woman and other Tales by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  13. He began looking all round like a poor little animal in the hands of children – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  14. Losing sight of me the animal soon stopped stood still a few minutes and then suddenly dropped to the ground – A Gold Hunter's Experience by Chalkley J. Hambleton
  15. In a word be a good animal – Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College by Charles Franklin Thwing
  16. In another moment the animal would attack – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. Whatever it was he was about to face it man against animal – The Planetoid of Peril by Paul Ernst
  18. Indeed it was a tremendous animal – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  19. There ain't no such animal Jim assured her cheerfully – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. He was mounted on a powerful animal which he evidently had under perfect command – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston

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