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Meaning of ANIMAL

Pronunciation:  'anumul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  2. [adj]  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; "the animal kingdom"; "animal instincts"; "animal fats"

ANIMAL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: animallike, animate being, beast, birdlike, brute, cranelike, creature, fauna, fishlike, horselike, insectlike
 Antonyms: mineral, vegetable
 See Also: acrodont, adult, animal kingdom, animal tissue, Animalia, being, biped, captive, caput, chordate, conceptus, creepy-crawly, critter, darter, dead animal, domestic animal, embryo, face, female, fertilized egg, fictional animal, game, giant, head, herbivore, insectivore, invertebrate, kingdom Animalia, larva, male, marine animal, mate, metazoan, migrator, molter, moulter, mutant, offspring, omnivore, organism, peeper, pet, pleurodont, predator, predatory animal, prey, pureblood, purebred, quarry, racer, scavenger, sea animal, stayer, stunt, survivor, thoroughbred, varment, varmint, vermin, work animal, young, zooplankton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"i*mal\, n. [L., fr. anima breath, soul: cf. F.
    animal. See {Animate}.]
    1. 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
    2. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as
       distinguished from man; as, men and animals.
  2. \An"i*mal\, a. [Cf. F. animal.]
    1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
    2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as
       distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or
       spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
    3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
    {Animal magnetism}. See {Magnetism} and {Mesmerism}.
    {Animal electricity}, the electricity developed in some
       animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
    {Animal flower} (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine
       animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or
       sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes,
    {Animal heat} (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a
       living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at
       nearly a uniform temperature.
    {Animal spirits}. See under {Spirit}.
    {Animal kingdom}, the whole class of beings endowed with
       animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under
       these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera,
       Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in
       regular subordination, but variously arranged by different
    Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms,
          and the principal classes under them, generally
          recognized at the present time:
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of animals is a indication that you should be listening more carefully to your instincts. Try to think of the characteristics and particularities of each animal: what do you think it refers to? You may need to identify your instincts, as primitive as they can be, and try to find how they can help you in your life. Each animal has also his own significance: an owl could indicate bad news, death or sickness, a friendly dog can represent a good friend, a snake can be a mean enemy, a bird will herald some good news, a horse means victory, an agressive threatening black dog can present itself as the guardian of the dead...Generally speaking, talking animals represent superior forms of intelligence and are spiritually more important.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an organized living creature endowed with sensation. The Levitical law divided animals into clean and unclean, although the distinction seems to have existed before the Flood (Gen. 7:2). The clean could be offered in sacrifice and eaten. All animals that had not cloven hoofs and did not chew the cud were unclean. The list of clean and unclean quadrupeds is set forth in the Levitical law (Deut. 14:3-20; Lev. 11).

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