What does inanimate mean?

Definitions for inanimateɪnˈæn ə mɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inanimate.

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

  3. Origin: [Pref. in- in (or intensively) + animate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inanimate

    -d, in-an′im-āt, -ed, adj. without animation or life: dead: spiritless: dull.—ns. Inan′imateness, Inanimā′tion.

Editors Contribution

  1. inanimate

    A word describing a class of objects that have different qualities to those associated with active living organisms.

    Cars, houses and walls are examples of inanimate objects.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inanimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inanimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Never fight an inanimate object.

  2. David J. Gannon:

    I talk to inanimate objects all the time.

  3. dejan stojanovic:

    Nothing is inanimate; what is the rest is our interpretation.

  4. Russell Baker:

    The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.

  5. Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown:

    Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.

Images & Illustrations of inanimate

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