(Latin: animal life, a living creature; living; breath; soul; mind)
The Latin element, anima-, refers to “a living being” from a Latin form meaning, “of air, having a spirit, living”; which in turn comes from another form meaning, “breath of air, air, soul, life”.
2. Relating to the idea that humans are simply like non-human creatures with no spiritual natures: Joseph was convinced that all people have an animalistic existence and that they have just one life and so they should live it to the best of their ability.
2. The consideration of moving creatures as groups: Animalities are used in the classifications of animal kingdoms.
3. Relating to the physical, or non-rational, as distinct from the mental nature of humans: Animality involves the emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's actions and reactions.
2. A depiction or representation in the form of a mammal other than a human: In the local museum, the artist’s favorite topic was animalization as he discussed the pictures of rare animals hanging on the walls.
2. To make coarse and brutal; dehumanize: Hostilities in fighting can animalize people by degrading them, demeaning them, or putting them down.
3. To endow a deity, or god, with the attributes of a creature that is non-human: Jane read a story where a divine being was animalized into the form of a horse and later appeared again as a humanoid or a person.
2. To rouse or inspire a person to take action or to have strong feelings or actions: Jack drank too much wine which seemed to animate him into talking too much and laughing too loudly.
3. To bring someone or something into motions or the appearance of movements: Having strong coffee in the morning energizes or animates some people so that they can proceed with the tasks of the day.
2. Pertaining to the sequence of still images that are moving; made or designed so as to seem to be alive and active: The animated characters in the electronic birthday card Max was watching was just the right thing for the 5-year-old boy.
3. Descriptive of being in a physically live condition, as opposed to being dead or inert: The hedgehog that Maurice saw wasn’t lifeless at all, but quite an animate creature that scampered away all of a sudden!
Examples of still images turned into moving illustrations
may be seen in this animated or moving images unit.
2. The making of movies by filming a sequence of slightly varying drawings or models so that they appear to move and change when the sequence is shown and so they appear to be alive: Animations have been produced for many movies and even for sites on the internet.
2. The ascription of psychic qualities to non living as well as living objects: Animatism is the assigning of some mystic standards or values to inert or even living things.
In the film museum, Mrs. Smart’s class saw an animatography and learned that it was used as a motion-picture projector a long time ago.
2. Someone or something that makes things lively, exciting, or interesting: Ted seemed to be an animator who was full of energy when he talked about his hobby and it sounded so thrilling and inspiring to be a mountain climber like he was.
Jackie was fascinated by animatronics when she visited the film museum where there was a live presentation which showed the visitors how it worked to vitalize wooden figures on the stage.
The term animatronics is a blend of the words "animated" and "electronics".
One of two mottoes of the State of South Carolina, USA. Another translation is, "Ready for anything."This motto has special application for those who embark on a new adventure, and it may also apply to those who anticipate the unpredictable final adventure of all mortals.
The other motto is Dum spiro spero, "While I have breath, I hope."
2. The view that a supernatural force enlivens and organizes the universe: In her religion class at school, Grace learned that animism was a hypothesis saying that an immaterial power breathes life into the universe.
3. The religious conviction that people have spirits that exist separately from their bodies: Adam often heard that many people believe that their souls continue to live on after they die whether in heaven or in eternal damnation.
4. Etymology: from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life".
2. Etymology: from Latin animus, "the mind" with several other meanings: "the rational soul in man, intellect, consciousness, spirit, sensibility, feeling, passion, pride, vehemence, wrath, etc., the breath, life, soul"