animal


animal
an|i|mal1 W1S1 [ˈænıməl] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: animalis 'having life', from anima 'soul']
1.) a living creature such as a dog or cat, that is not an insect, plant, bird, fish, or person
furry little animals
wild/domestic/farm animals
cattle, sheep, and other domestic animals
The cosmetics have not been tested on animals.
Beth is an animal lover (=someone who likes animals) .
2.) any living creature that is not a plant or a person
He can't stand cruelty to animals of any sort.
the animal welfare movement in Britain
the enormous diversity of the animal kingdom
3.) any living creature, including people
Man is a highly intelligent animal.
4.) informal someone who behaves in a cruel, violent, or very rude way
Football hooligans are just animals.
5.) a (very/completely/entirely) different animal informal
something that is very different from the thing you have mentioned
Writing e-mail is a very different animal from all other forms of writing.
6.) a political/social animal etc informal
someone who is interested in politics, in meeting other people etc
He is simply not a social animal.
animal 2
animal2 adj
1.) animal urges/instincts etc
human feelings, desires etc that are connected with sex, food, and other basic needs
2.) animal products/fats/protein etc
things that are made or come from animals
a diet rich in red meat and animal fats.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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