Complete Definition of "animal"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|Än'ÉmÉl
IPA|/ËænÉmÉl/
SAMPA|/"{[email protected]@l/
audio|en-us-animal.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
From Latin #Latin|animal, a nominal use of an adjective from animale, neuter of animalis adj, from anima âbreath, spiritâ.

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Noun
en-noun

  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).

#: A cat is an animal, not a plant.
#: Evolutionary biologists say humans are also animals.

  1. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  2. In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc)
  3. figuratively A person who behaves wildly.

#: My students are animals.

Synonyms
italbrac-colon|organism beast, creature

Translations
trans-top|organism
Afrikaans: dier
Amuzgo: kió'
Arabic: t-|ar|Ø­ÙÙاÙ|m|trħayawÄn|scARchar
Aragonese: animal m
Asturian: animal
Bengali: BNchar|à¦à¦¾à¦¨à§à¦¯à¦¼à¦¾à¦°
Bambara: bagan
Bosnian: t-|bs|životinja|f
Breton: loen m, loened, aneval m, anevaled
Bulgarian: t+|bg|живоÑно|n|trživotno|scCyrl
Catalan: animal m (1); animal, bèstia f (2); bèstia (3)
Cherokee: á¦á¾áᢠ(ganatlai)
Chinese:
Croatian: t+|hr|životinja|f
Czech: t-|cs|živoÄich|m, t-|cs|zvíÅe|n
Danish: t+|da|dyr
Dutch: t+|nl|dier|n, t+|nl|beest|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|animalo|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|besto|xsEsperanto
Estonian: t+|et|loom
Finnish: t+|fi|eläin
French: t+|fr|animal|m, t+|fr|bête|f
Frisian: dier n
German: t+|de|Tier|n
Greek: ζÏο (zo'o) n
Hebrew: ××¢× ×××× (ba`al khayim) m
Hindi: हà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¨ (haivÄn), पशà¥
Hungarian: t+|hu|állat
Icelandic: t+|is|dýr|n
Ido: animalo
Indonesian: t+|id|hewan|xsIndonesian, t+|id|binatang|xsIndonesian
Interlingua: animal, bestia
Inuktitut: ááªáªá (uumajuq)
Inupiaq: aÅusalluq m, aÄ¡nasalluq f
Italian: t+|it|animale|m, t+|it|bestia|f
Japanese: åç© (ã©ãã¶ã¤, dÅbutsu)
Kannada: prani
Karelian: elätti, žiivatta
Korean: ë물 (åç©, dongmul)
Kurdish:
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Latin: t+|la|animal|n, t-|la|bestia|f
Latvian: t-|lv|dzīvnieks|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t-|lt|gyvūnas|m|xs=Lithuanian
Low Saxon: beest n
Malayalam: à´®àµà´à´ (mrugam)
Marathi: à¤à¤¨à¤¾à¤µà¤°
Nahuatl: yolkatl
Nepali: à¤à¤¨à¤¾à¤µà¤° (janaawer)
Norwegian: t-|no|dyr
Novial: animale
Occitan: animal
Old English: t-|ang|deor|n|altdÄor|xsOld English
Pali: jīvī
Persian: FAchar|جاÙÙر (janevar), FAchar|Ø­ÛÙا٠(heyvan)
Polish: t-|pl|zwierzÄ|n
Portuguese: t+|pt|animal|m, t-|pt|besta|f
Punjabi: ਹà©à¨µà¨¾à¨¨ (haivÄna)
Rohingya: focú, januar
Romani: hÇyvÇÌy (var: ḳayvayá)
Romanian: t-|ro|animal|n, t-|ro|fiarÄ|f
Russian: t+|ru|живоÑное|n|trživótnoje|scCyrl, t+|ru|звеÑÑ|m|trzv'erâ|scCyrl
Scots: ainimal
Scottish Gaelic: beathach m, ainmhidh m
Serbian:

Sicilian: armali
Slovak: živoÄích m, zviera n
Slovene: t+|sl|žival|f, t+|sl|zver|f
Spanish: t+|es|animal|m, t+|es|bestia|f
Swahili: mnyama, wanyama pl (noun 1/2)
Swedish: t+|sv|djur|n
Tamil: விலà®à¯à®à¯
Telugu: à°à°à°¤à±à°µà±
Thai: THchar|สัà¸à¸§à¹ (sàt)
Turkish: t+|tr|hayvan
Ukrainian: ÑваÑинa (tvaryna) f
Veps: živat
Vietnamese: thú vật (åç©)
Volapük: nim
Võro: elläi
Welsh: t-|cy|mil|m|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|organism other than man
Arabic: t-|ar|Ø­ÙÙاÙ|m|trħayawÄn|scARchar
Croatian: t+|hr|životinja|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|besto|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|eläin, t-|fi|elukka
Greek: ζÏο (zóo) n, θηÏίο (thirío) n
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Hebrew: ××¢× ×××× (ba`al khayim) m
Icelandic: t+|is|dýr|n
Italian: t+|it|animale|m, t+|it|bestia|f
Kurdish:

Portuguese: t+|pt|animal|m
Russian: t+|ru|живоÑное|n|trživótnoje|scCyrl, t+|ru|звеÑÑ|m|trzv'erâ|scCyrl
Scots: ainimal
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trans-top|person who behaves wildly
Bosnian: t-|bs|zvijer|f, t-|bs|hajvan|m
Breton: aneval m, anevaled
Chinese: éç¸, éå½ (yÄshòu)
Croatian: t+|hr|životinja|f, t-|hr|zvijer|f
Czech: t-|cs|zvíÅe|n
Dutch: t+|nl|beest|n
Finnish: t+|fi|eläin, t-|fi|elukka
Greek: ζÏο (zóo) n, κÏÎ®Î½Î¿Ï (ktínos) n
Icelandic: t+|is|dýr|n, t-|is|óargadýr|n
Italian: t+|it|animale|m, t+|it|bestia|f
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Kurdish:
Lithuanian: žvÄris m, gyvulys m
Persian: t+|fa|Ø­ÛÙاÙ|trheyvan|scFAchar|xs=Persian
Portuguese: t+|pt|animal|m
Russian: t+|ru|живоÑное|n|trživótnoje|scCyrl, t+|ru|звеÑÑ|m|trzv'erâ|scCyrl, t|ru|ÑкоÑина|f|trskotína|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovak: zviera n
Swedish: t+|sv|best|c
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Etymology 2
From Latin animalis, from either anima âbreath, spiritâ or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.

#* 2003: To explain what activated the flesh, âanimal spiritsâ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. â Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)

  1. Of or relating to animals.

#: animal instincts

  1. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.

#: animal passions

  1. context|slang|Ireland Excellent.

Synonyms
(of animals):
(unhindered by social codes): animalistic, bestial, wild

Translations
trans-top|of soul
Hungarian: t-|hu|lelki
Icelandic: t-|is|dýrslegur|m, t-|is|dýrsleg|f, t-|is|dýrslegt|n
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|animale
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trans-top|of animals
Breton: loenel
Bulgarian: живоÑинÑки (životinski) m & p, необÑздан (neobuzdan) m
Croatian: t-|hr|animalan, t-|hr|životinjski
Czech: t-|cs|zvíÅecí|m|f|n
Danish: dyrisk
Dutch: t-|nl|dierlijk, t-|nl|dierlijke
Finnish: eläin- (in compounds)
French: t+|fr|animal|m, t+|fr|animale|f
German: t-|de|tierisch
Greek: t-|el|άγÏιοÏ|tragrios|scGrek, t-|el|ζÏÏδηÏ|trzo'odis|scGrek, t-|el|κÏηνÏδηÏ|trktinodis|scGrek, t-|el|θηÏιÏδηÏ|trtheriodis|scGrek
Hebrew: t-|he|×××|sc=Hebr
Hungarian: t-|hu|állati
Icelandic: t-|is|dýrslegur|m, t-|is|dýrsleg|f, t-|is|dýrslegt|n
Interlingua: animal
Italian: t+|it|animale
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Kurdish: KUchar|Ø­ÙâÛÙاÙÛ
Latin: t-|la|animalis|m|f, t-|la|animale|n
Persian: FAchar|Ø­ÛÙاÙÛ (heyvani)
Polish: t-|pl|zwierzÄcy|m, t-|pl|zwierzÄca|f, t-|pl|zwierzÄce|n
Portuguese: animal m|f
Romanian: t-|ro|animal
Russian: t-|ru|звеÑинÑй|m|trzverínyj|scCyrl
Slovak: zvierací m
Spanish: t+|es|animal
Swedish: t-|sv|djurisk
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trans-top|unhindered by social codes
Bulgarian: t+|bg|живоÑинÑки|n|p|trživotinski|scCyrl
Croatian: t-|hr|animalan, t-|hr|životinjski
Finnish: t-|fi|eläimellinen
Greek: t-|el|άγÏιοÏ|tragrios|scGrek, t-|el|ζÏÏδηÏ|trzo'odis|scGrek, t-|el|κÏηνÏδηÏ|trktinodis|scGrek
Icelandic: t-|is|dýrslegur|m, t-|is|dýrsleg|f, t-|is|dýrslegt|n
Italian: t+|it|animale
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|animal
Romanian: t-|ro|sÄlbatic
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Related terms
Animalia

Derived terms
manimal

See also
Appendix:Animals|Wiktionary appendix of animal names

Category:1000 English basic words


French

Pronunciation
IPA|[ani'mal
]

Noun
animal m (plural: animaux)

  1. animal

Synonyms
bête
bestiole

Adjective
animal m (f animale, m p animaux, f p animales)

  1. animal

Synonyms
bestial

Antonyms
végétal


Latin

Etymology
From term|anima||breath, life|lang=la

Noun
la-noun|animal|animalis|animÄlis|n|third

  1. #English|animal
  2. living creature

Inflection

la-decl-3rd-INEUT|animal|animÄl

Synonyms
animalis, bestia

Related terms
anima
animalis
animare
animus


Portuguese

Noun
animal m (plural: animais)

  1. animal

Adjective
animal (plural: animais)

  1. animal

Category:Portuguese nouns


Romanian

Etymology
From L.|ro animalis through F.|ro #French|animal.

Adjective
ro-adj|4

  1. animal, animalistic
  2. brutal

Declension
ro-adj-4

Adverb
ro-adv

  1. brutally

Noun
ro-noun|gendm|planimali

  1. animal

Declension
ro-noun-m


Spanish

Noun
es-noun-m|pl=animales

  1. animal

ang:animal
ar:animal
ast:animal
zh-min-nan:animal
ca:animal
da:animal
de:animal
et:animal
el:animal
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fa:animal
fr:animal
gl:animal
ko:animal
hy:animal
hi:animal
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id:animal
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kk:animal
ku:animal
la:animal
hu:animal
ja:animal
no:animal
oc:animal
pl:animal
pt:animal
ru:animal
simple:animal
sr:animal
fi:animal
sv:animal
ta:animal
te:animal
th:animal
vi:animal
tr:animal
uk:animal
zh:animal

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