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animal meaning

EN[ˈænəməl]
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  • Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa). All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently, at some point in their lives.
  • Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.
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    Definition of animal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLanimals
    1. In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
      1. A cat is an animal, not a plant. Humans are also animals, under the scientific definition, as we are not plants. ‎
    2. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
      1. In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
        1. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.
      2. (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
        1. My students are animals. ‎
      3. INF A person of a particular type.
        1. a political animal
    3. Adjective
      1. Of or relating to animals.
        1. animal instincts
      2. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
        1. animal passions
      3. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
        1. SLA (Ireland) Excellent.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Overall, the 72.2%of HDM-sensitized subjects were polysensitized and the remaining 27.8% subjects were monosensitized to seasonal grass pollens, animal hair, moldsor cockroach.
            • The Aerophore was attached as soon as respiration ceased and was continued for three minutes at which time the animal began to breathe spontaneously.
            • Adult animals were implanted with E-Mitter transponders intraabdominally to record body temperature and locomotor activity continuously.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Animals were sacrificed on day 21 under deep anesthetisation with chloral hydrate.
            • Animals were staged according to accepted criteria and only adults (range of carapace width: 8–9 cm) in intermolt stage were used in the present study.
            • Animal models used supraphysiologic doses than that in human.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Some essence of dogitude shines through all the caprices of taste and breeding that humans have applied to the animal.
            • The herdowner was advised not to breed from the affected animal.
            • We describe here a novel approach to infectiology for salmonid fish where blood samples are collected repeatedly in a small group of PIT-tagged animals.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. fr animal
            2. en animals
            3. fr animale
            4. en animally
            5. en animalic
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of animal for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "animal" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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