animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(adj)
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual(adj)
marked by 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"
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
one of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals
of or relating to animals; as, animal functions
pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites
consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food
Origin: [L., fr. anima breath, soul: cf. F. animal. See Animate.]
Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance. Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago. Animals are divided into various sub-groups, including birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an′im-al, n. an organised being, having life, sensation, and voluntary motion—it is distinguished from a plant, which is organised and has life, but not sensation or voluntary motion: the name sometimes implies the absence of the higher faculties peculiar to man.—adj. of or belonging to animals: sensual.—n. Animalisā′tion, the act of converting into animal substance, or of endowing with animal attributes: brutalisation.—v.t. An′imalise, to endow with animal life: to convert into animal matter:—pr.p. an′imalīsing; pa.p. an′imalīsed.—n. An′imalism, the state of being actuated by animal appetites only: the exercise or enjoyment of animal life, as distinct from intellectual: brutishness: sensuality: (rare) a mere animal being.—adv. An′imally, physically merely.—Animal spirits, nervous force: exuberance of health and life: cheerful buoyancy of temper: (Milton) the spirit or principle of volition and sensation. [L.—anima, air, life, Gr. anemos, wind—aō, aēmi, Sans. an, to breathe, to blow.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Animal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1540
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Animal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2357
Rank popularity for the word 'Animal' in Nouns Frequency: #259
The numerical value of Animal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Animal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed the only animal that is never satisfied.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
If you turn your back on these people, you yourself are an animal. You may be a well-dressed animal, but you are nevertheless an animal.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
On every single street corner in Kabul you will find stray dogs, to be able to get that animal home to them, it closes the loop. ... They don't want to just abandon that animal.
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