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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
animal (noun)
1.
any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (as protozoans) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation
2.
a) one of the lower as distinguished from human beings - animals
b) - mammal , broadly - vertebrate
3.
a human being considered chiefly as physical or nonrational , also this nature
4.
a person with a particular interest or aptitude - a political animal
5.
- matter thing the theater … is an entirely different animal Arthur Miller , also - creature
animal (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, resembling, or derived from - animals
2.
a) of or relating to the physical or sentient as contrasted with the intellectual or rational
b) - sensual fleshly
3.
of or relating to the animal pole of an egg or to the part from which ectoderm normally develops carnal
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
animal (adjective)
of or relating to the human body
SYNONIMS:
animal, bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, material, somatic
RELATED WORDS:
anatomic ( anatomical), physiological ( physiologic); sensual, sensuous; hand-to-hand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cerebral, inner, intellectual, mental, psychological ( psychologic); bodiless, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, spiritual; ethereal, metaphysical, psychic ( psychical)
nonmaterial, nonphysical
animal (noun)
one of the lower animals as distinguished from human beings
SYNONIMS:
beast, beastie, brute, creature, critter
RELATED WORDS:
blastie [], varmint, vermin; biped, quadruped; carnivore, herbivore, insectivore; invertebrate, vertebrate; domestic animal, pet; feral; livestock, stock
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