Definitions for inanimateɪnˈæn ə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•an•i•mateɪnˈæn ə mɪt(adj.)

  1. not animate; lifeless.

  2. spiritless; sluggish; dull.

  3. (of a linguistic item) used with reference to objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: (opposed to animate 11 ).

Origin of inanimate:

1555–65; < LL

in•an′i•mate•ness-ˈmeɪ ʃən(n.)

in•an`i•ma′tion-ˈmeɪ ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inanimate(adj)

    belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things

    "the word `car' is inanimate"

  2. inanimate, nonliving, non-living(adj)

    not endowed with life

    "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"

  3. breathless, inanimate, pulseless(adj)

    appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse

    "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"


  1. inanimate(Noun)

    Something that is not alive.

  2. inanimate(Adjective)

    Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.

  3. inanimate(Adjective)

    Not being, and never having been alive.

  4. inanimate(Adjective)

    Not animate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inanimate(verb)

    to animate

  2. Inanimate(adj)

    not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances

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not living

A rock is an inanimate object.

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