What does carnivore mean?

Definitions for carnivore
ˈkɑr nəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊrcar·ni·vore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnivorenoun

    a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

    "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"

  2. carnivorenoun

    any animal that feeds on flesh

    "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"


  1. carnivorenoun

    Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.

  2. carnivorenoun

    A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.

  3. Carnivorenoun

    a computer system designed by the FBI to monitor e-mail and electronic communications

  4. Etymology: Ultimately from carnivorus.


  1. Carnivore

    A carnivore , or meat-eater (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning meat or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an animal or plant whose food and energy requirements derive from animal tissues (mainly muscle, fat and other soft tissues) whether through hunting or scavenging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnivorenoun

    one of the Carnivora

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. carnivore.]


  1. Carnivore

    A carnivore meaning 'meat eater' is an animal that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Animals that depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are considered obligate carnivores while those that also consume non-animal food are considered facultative carnivores. Omnivores also consume both animal and non-animal food, and apart from the more general definition, there is no clearly defined ratio of plant to animal material that would distinguish a facultative carnivore from an omnivore. A carnivore that sits at the top of the foodchain is an apex predator. Plants that capture and digest insects are called carnivorous plants. Similarly, fungi that capture microscopic animals are often called carnivorous fungi.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnivore in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnivore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of carnivore in a Sentence

  1. Julie Meachen:

    To date, these are the most complete Pleistocene carnivore remains ever found, it is a pretty big deal, especially for scientists like me who study carnivores and big cats.

  2. The National:

    It could have been him, or it also could have been another carnivore like a bobcat, for example.

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