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Definition 1: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for animal in the sense of this definition

(animal is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life

(... is a kind of animal ) animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets

(... is a kind of animal ) any organism that feeds mainly on insects

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

"horses are herbivores" "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that has undergone mutation

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that survives in spite of adversity

"only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"

(... is a kind of animal ) any creature of exceptional size

(... is a kind of animal ) a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges

(... is a kind of animal ) the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner)

"he loved the mare and all her mates" "camels hate leaving their mates"

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that is confined

(... is a kind of animal ) animals that exist only in fiction (usually in children's stories)

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that races

(... is a kind of animal ) the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal with two feet

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal having six feet

(... is a kind of animal ) animal hunted for food or sport

(... is a kind of animal ) animal hunted or caught for food

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal that lives by preying on other animals

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances

(... is a kind of animal ) any immature animal

(... is a kind of animal ) any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.

"he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests" "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal trained for and used for heavy labor

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter

(... is a kind of animal ) any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote

(... is a kind of animal ) any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds

(... is a kind of animal ) a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly

"squirrels are darters"

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)

(... is a kind of animal ) a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)

(... is a kind of animal ) any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that feeds on a particular source of food

"a bark feeder" "a mud feeder"

(... is a kind of animal ) any mature animal

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

(... is a kind of animal ) any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals

(... is a kind of animal ) a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

(... is a kind of animal ) a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance

"the horse that won the race is a good stayer"

(... is a kind of animal ) a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)

(... is a kind of animal ) an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year

(animal is a part of ...) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

(animal is a part of ...) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

"he stuck his head out the window"

(... is a member of animal) taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals

(animal is made of the substance ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) feeding on plants

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) carnivorous

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles

"plants with hispid stems"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) able to swim about; not attached

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) armored with bone

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination

"golden crested" "crested iris" "crested oriole" "tufted duck" "tufted loosestrife"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals and plants) feeding on insects

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region

"an epizootic disease"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) fully developed

"an adult animal" "a grown woman"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) having only one purebred parent

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) officially recorded with or certified by a recognized breed association; especially in a stud book

"a registered Percheron"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) not recorded with or certified by an official breed association

"unregistered dairy cattle"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

"ants are social insects"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

"gregarious bird species"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) force to drink

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

"He tames lions for the circus" "reclaim falcons"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

"The horse was domesticated a long time ago" "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) either the left or right half of a body

"he had a pain in his side"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the sense of smell (especially in animals)

"the hound has a good nose"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

"mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever" "fleas are vectors of the plague" "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) an organism (person or animal) that sits

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) an organism (person or animal) that stands

"a crowd of sitters and standers"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) remove the bones from

"bone the turkey before roasting it"

(animal is the domain which ... is member of) any organism of microscopic size

Definition 2: marked by the appetites and passions of the body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where animal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • animal instincts
  • carnal knowledge
  • fleshly desire
  • a sensual delight in eating
  • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Synonyms for animal in the sense of this definition

(animal is similar to ...) involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

"physical exercise" "physical suffering" "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"

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