animal kingdom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n animal kingdom taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Animal Kingdom."
    • Animal kingdom See under Animal.
    • 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.
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Quotations

  • Thomas Szasz
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    “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.”

Usage

In literature:

Elephants are perhaps the longest-lived members of the animal kingdom, averaging between one hundred and two hundred years.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
I must say, you should be thoroughly familiar with the animal kingdom by now.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
All of the kingdom of vertebrate animals, from the lowest forms to the highest, all of the shell-bearing animals of sea and land, require lime.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
We shall be contented with watching its development through one branch, that of the animal kingdom.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
Me an' a girl named Della Bradenwald used to play Animal or Vegetable Kingdom every entr'acte with the fireman.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
St., on animal kingdom, 567.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
These two Lamas of the kingdom of France," he added, "have not done any harm; they are animated with the best intentions towards us.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Nature has, indeed, treated men in a far less generous manner than the other male members of the animal kingdom.
"Her Royal Highness Woman" by Max O'Rell
These may be observed in the mineral, the animal, and the vegetable kingdoms.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The sponge had been in use many, many years before it was given a place in either the animal or vegetable kingdom.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
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In news:

Rats and jellyfish may seem about as different as you can get when it comes to the animal kingdom - but researchers have recently brought them a bit closer.
The disappointment of Animal Kingdom 's second-place finish behind Wise Dan following a very troubled trip still lingers.
He is, and Motion thinks Animal Kingdom 's action is more fluid on grass than on dirt, though this will be only his third turf race.
Motion sees the Mile's potential reward as well worth it, and Animal Kingdom 's 8-1 morning-line odds will tempt some horseplayers to buy in.
Animal Kingdom Targets Gulfstream Park Turf.
Animal Kingdom , winner of the 2011 Kentucky Presented by Yum.
Animal Kingdom pointed toward $10 million World Cup in Dubai (again).
Animal Kingdom after the Breeders' Cup ( November 14, 2012 ).
In an interesting twist of fate, jockey John Velazquez rode three-year-old horse Animal Kingdom to victory at the 137th Kentucky Derby, held Saturday at Louisville's historic Churchill Downs.
Mushrooms are the richest and meatiest food I know of outside the animal kingdom.
Motion sees the Mile 's potential reward as well worth it, and Animal Kingdom's 8-1 morning-line odds will tempt some horseplayers to buy in.
Sept 11, 2012 4:07 p.m. Human beings are so far above any creature in the animal kingdom, that there are no comparisons.
Size often matters in the animal kingdom, with larger animals faring better than their compact counterparts.
Mary Roach explores fornication around the animal kingdom in her book Bonk.
In making this call, I overlooked two rules of the animal kingdom: 1) When threatened, possums play dead, and 2) Jake was keenly in touch with his inner wolf.
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