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animal (AN uh muhl) (s) (noun), animals (pl)
1. An organism of the kingdom Animalia, distinguished from plants by certain characteristics: Animals have the power of locomotion, fixed structure, and limited growth.

An animal is a creature that is distinguished from plants by having independent movements and responsive sense organs.

2. Any member of the kingdom "Animalia", comprising of multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli: Some animals are restricted to being quadrupeds and applied; especially, to such as those that are used by man, as a horse, a donkey, or a dog.
3. Etymology: from Latin animale, "living being, a being which breathes."

An older definition from the 1755 Dictionary of the English Language

Animals are such beings, which, besides the power of growing, and producing their kind, as plants and vegetables have, are endowed also with sensation and spontaneous motion.

—Dr. Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, 1st ed., 1755
This entry is located in the following units: -al; -ial, -eal (page 8) anima-, anim- (page 1)
zoocole (verb), zoocoles; zoocoled; zoocoling: animal
Living on animals where fleas and/or ticks consume blood.
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(Latin: animal; a collective name for the animals of a certain region or time)
(Latin: animal life, a living creature; living; breath; soul; mind)
(animals from different perspectives)
(Greek: of the bear, bear [the animal]; or the north, northern)
(Latin: to cut, geld, spay; to remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal, including humans)
(Greek: cells, cell, hollow; used primarily in the extended sense of "animal or plant cells" [because cells were originally thought to be hollow])
(Animal health and dung beetle health: they are both vital)
(feeding on a mixed diet of plant and animal ingredients)
(Named after the Italian physician and physicist who investigated the nature and effects of what he conceived to be electricity in animal tissue; who in 1762 discovered and first described voltaic electricity; electric currents; and primarily, direct electrical current.)
(Latin: otter; aquatic animal)
(precursor of hypnotism, believed by Mesmer to involve animal magnetism)
(Greek > Latin > Old French: Greek skorpios, Latin scorpionem, Old French scorpion; poisonous animal related to the spiders)
(Latin: bristle [short stiff hair on an animal or plant, or a mass of short stiff hairs growing; especially, on a hog's back or a man's face])
(Greek > Latin: inner room, bedchamber; so called by Galen because chambers at the base of the brain were thought to supply animal spirits to the optic nerves; thalamus, the middle part of the diencephalon (the area in the center of the brain just above the brain stem that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus) which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex of the brain)
(Greek > Latin > Old French: swift animal)
(Latin: bear [the omnivorous animal, a.k.a. a carnivore])
(Latin: victima, an animal or a human that is offered as a sacrifice to a god; perhaps a religiously consecrated creature)
(Greek: diseases communicated from one kind of animal to another or to human beings; usually restricted to diseases transmitted naturally to man from animals)
(Greek: diseases communicated from one kind of animal to another or to human beings; usually restricted to diseases transmitted naturally to man from animals)
Word Entries containing the term: “animal
animal behavior (s) (noun), animal behaviors (pl)
A branch of biology that deals with the actions of animals, including such fields as ethology (the study of reactions to the environment), and sociobiology (functioning of mating patterns, territorial fights, or pack hunting): Colleges have enrolled thousands of students all over the United States and Canada in courses about animal behavior because they are looking for a new career that is not only fulfilling, but helps make a difference in the lives of dogs and other pets.
animal bipes implume (Latin phrase)
A two-footed animal without feathers: The term animal bipes implume is a Latinized form of Plato's definition of mankind or the human race.
This entry is located in the following units: anima-, anim- (page 1) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 15)
Animal Encyclopedia
Animals with Photos, Maps, and More; Dr. Lucy Spelman; National Geographic; Washington, DC; 2012.
Animal Encyclopedia

Animals with Photos, Maps, and More; Dr. Lucy Spelman; National Geographic Society; Washington D.C.; 2012.

This entry is located in the following unit: Bibliography of Sources Regarding Habitat and Dwelling Environments (page 1)
animal faith (s) (noun), animal faiths (pl)
An irrational belief in the existence of a fully knowable world that can exist outside the mind: There is no evidence that animal faith exists with any non-human animals that believe in gods, pray, worship, create artifacts with ritual significance, or many other behaviours typical of human religion.

Whether animal faith can be the same as religious faith is dependent on another definition of religion.

animal husbandry (AN uh muhl HUHZ buhn dree) (s) (noun), animal husbandries (pl)
A branch of agriculture that specializes in the breeding, raising, and care of farm animals: After growing up on a farm with cows and studying agriculture at the university, James definitely wanted to go into animal husbandry and be in this occupation or profession.
This entry is located in the following unit: anima-, anim- (page 1)
Animal Index
See these animals from different perspectives.
This entry is located in the following unit: anima-, anim- (page 1)
animal kingdom (s) (noun) (no plural)
Collectively, all of the animals of the world.
animal magnetism (s) (noun), animal magnetisms (pl)
The power to attract others with a physical presence.
animal park (s) (noun), animal parks (pl)
A zoo in which wild animals are housed and displayed in large open spaces that are designed to resemble their native habitats.
animal rights (pl) (noun) (a plural used as a singular)
The entitlements of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to be the same treatment and protection from exploitations, or careless and excessive abuse, that humans are privileged to have.
animal shelter (s) (noun), animal shelters (pl)
An establishment; especially, one supported by charitable contributions, that provide a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption so they can have a better home.
animalculture, animal culture (s) (noun), animalcultures, animal cultures (pl)
The branch of the food industry that involves the growing, or rearing, of animals for human consumption: Janet did a practicum in animalculture to find out if this area of producing livestock for grocery stores was something she could imagine doing later as a career.
This entry is located in the following unit: anima-, anim- (page 1)
aquatic animal (s) (noun), aquatic animals (pl)
A creature that lives in water: Aquatic animals require a watery habitat, but they do not necessarily have to exist entirely in such a liquid environment or situation.

Wildlife habitats are classified as either aquatic (water), terrestrial (land), or amphibious (water and land).

domesticated animal
This entry is located in the following unit: dom-, domo-, domat-, domato- (page 2)
Liquor: the procedure used by a male animal to clean his mate.
Macmillan Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia

A visual 'who's who' of all the world's creatures edited by Dr. Philip Whitfield; Macmillan Publishing Company; New York; 1984.

This entry is located in the following unit: Bibliography of Sources Regarding Habitat and Dwelling Environments (page 1)
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas

Earth's Astonishing Animals and where they live; Editor in chief, Nancy Laties Feresten; National Geographic Society; Washington, DC; 2010.

Printed in Hong Kong.

This entry is located in the following unit: Bibliography of Sources Regarding Habitat and Dwelling Environments (page 1)
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Earth's Astonishing Animals and WHERE THEY LIVE; Editor in chief, Nancy Laties Feresten; National Geographic Society; Washington D.C.; 2010.

Printed in Hong Kong.

Smithsonian Animal Encyclopedia

The Definitive Visual Guide; Editors-in Chief, David Burnie and Don E. Wilson; Dorling Kindersley Publisher; London; 2011.

Printed and bound by Hung Hing, China.

This entry is located in the following unit: Bibliography of Sources Regarding Habitat and Dwelling Environments (page 1)
vegeto animal, vegeto-animal (adjective); more vegeto animal, more vegeto-animal; most vegeto animal, most vegeto-animal
A reference to or relating to both plants and animals: The cake that Mark made was vegeto animal because two of its ingredients were butter and flour.

Jack wanted to make chili for dinner, but he didn’t want to use animal flesh, so he added a vegeto animal hamburger that was made with vegetables instead, even though it looked like meat.

This entry is located in the following units: anima-, anim- (page 5) veget-, vege- (page 2)
zoidiocole (verb), zoidiocoles; zoidiocoled; zoidiocoling: animal pollination
Pollinating which is done by animals.
This entry is located in the following unit: -cola, -colas; -cole; -colent; -colid; -coline; -colous (page 27)