Associations to the word «Animal»


ANIMAL, noun. 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).
ANIMAL, noun. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
ANIMAL, noun. In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
ANIMAL, noun. (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
ANIMAL, noun. (informal) A person of a particular type.
ANIMAL, adjective. Of or relating to animals.
ANIMAL, adjective. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
ANIMAL, adjective. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
ANIMAL, adjective. (slang) (Ireland) Excellent.
ANIMAL CHARCOAL, noun. A fine charcoal prepared by calcining bones in a closed vessel; used as a filtering agent in sugar refining, and as an absorbent and disinfectant.
ANIMAL CRACKER, noun. A small, crispy, sweet, baked cake (biscuit/cookie) in the shape of an animal.
ANIMAL CRACKERS, noun. Plural of animal cracker
ANIMAL DENTISTRY, noun. The field of dentistry applied to the care of animals.
ANIMAL FAT, noun. Any fat rendered from the tissue of an animal
ANIMAL FEED, noun. Material, of an animal or most often vegetable origin, prepared (especially industrially) as feed for domestic or farm animals.
ANIMAL FLOWER, noun. (archaic) Any of various marine animals resembling flowers, such as sea anemones, hydroids, starfishes, etc.
ANIMAL FLOWERS, noun. Plural of animal flower
ANIMAL FRIES, noun. (chiefly North America) French fries that are served with melted cheese, grilled onions, and Thousand Island dressing or special sauce instead of ketchup
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, noun. The management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behaviour, considered to be advantageous to humans, are further developed.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, noun. The regnum Animalia; the set of all animals.
ANIMAL LIBERATION, noun. (ethics) (social policy) A social movement dedicated to the advancement of the interests and rights of non-human animals, consisting of theorists and activists whose views and actions range from very moderate to very radical in nature.
ANIMAL LIBERATIONIST, adjective. (ethics) (social policy) Of or pertaining to the animal liberation movement.
ANIMAL LIBERATIONIST, noun. (ethics) (social policy) A theorist or activist who is a member of the animal liberation movement.
ANIMAL MAGNETISM, noun. Sexual attractiveness; charisma derived from non-intellectual characteristics.
ANIMAL MAGNETISM, noun. (obsolete) A magnetic fluid or ethereal medium said to reside in the bodies of animate beings.
ANIMAL POLE, noun. (embryology) The hemisphere of the blastula which eventually gives rise to the three germ layers and is comprised of small cells that are in a state of rapid division.
ANIMAL PRODUCT, noun. Any product, such as a food ingredient or fertilizer, made from the meat, bones, or other parts of an animal.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of animal product
ANIMAL RIGHTS, noun. The concept that animals are entitled to certain fundamental rights such as the right to be spared undue suffering.
ANIMAL SHELTER, noun. An organization that provides temporary homes for stray pet animals.
ANIMAL SHELTER, noun. A facility providing such shelter.
ANIMAL SPIRITS, noun. (medicine) (now historical) The theorized ‘spirits’ or physiological principles which allowed for sensation and voluntary movement. [from 15th c.]
ANIMAL SPIRITS, noun. Liveliness, vivacity, a happy tendency to action. [from 18th c.]
ANIMAL SPIRITS, noun. (economics) After Keynes (citation 1936, above), the emotional and intuitive factors that drive business decisions whether to make investment gambles. [from 20th c.]
ANIMAL TESTER, noun. One who engages in animal testing
ANIMAL TESTING, noun. The practice of using non-human animals in scientific experimentation.
ANIMAL WELFARE, noun. The viewpoint that it is morally acceptable for humans to use animals (for food, in animal research, as clothing, as entertainment, etc.), as long as the people using the animals avoid causing the animals suffering deemed "unnecessary".
ANIMAL WELFARE, noun. The movement supporting this viewpoint.
ANIMAL WELFARIST, noun. A supporter of animal welfare

Dictionary definition

ANIMAL, noun. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.
ANIMAL, adjective. Marked by the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice".

Wise words

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Saint Augustine