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Definition of animal

Animal
Animal An"i*mal, n. [L., fr. anima breath, soul: cf. F. animal. See Animate.] 1. An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity. 2. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals.
Animal
Animal An"i*mal, a. [Cf. F. animal.] 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites. 3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food. Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism. Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc. Animal flower (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc. Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature. Animal spirits. See under Spirit. Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers. Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms, and the principal classes under them, generally recognized at the present time:

Meaning of animal from wikipedia

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- An animal is a multicellular, eukaryotic organism of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Animal or Animals or The Animal may also refer to: The Animal (nickname)...
- The Animal is a 2001 American comedy film, starring Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, Michael Caton, and John C. McGinley. Schneider plays Marvin Mange,...
- Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading...
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA /ˈpiːtə/; stylized PeTA) is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led...
- This is a list of the fastest animals in the world, grouped by types of animal. The fastest land animal is the cheetah, which has a recorded speed of...
- Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such...
- Animalize is the twelfth studio album by American heavy metal band Kiss. It was released in 1984 on Mercury Records. The album marked the only appearance...
- The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. The band moved to London upon finding fame...
- The domestication of animals is the mutual relationship between animals and the humans who have influence on their care and reproduction. Charles Darwin...
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