animal

Definitions

  • Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj animal 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"
    • n animal a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures
Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
From Animal Legends from many Lands From Animal Legends from many Lands
Composite Animals 1 Composite Animals 1
Composite Animals 2 Composite Animals 2
The animals heave at the rock The animals heave at the rock
Footprints of animals Footprints of animals
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history
    • Animal 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.
    • Animal Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
    • Animal Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
    • Animal One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals .
    • Animal Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
    • animal Pertaining to sensation. See animal spirits, below.
    • animal Having life; living; animate.
    • animal Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a living being, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; of man, pertaining to those parts of his nature which he shares with inferior animals.
    • animal Of, pertaining to, or derived from animals.
    • n animal A sentient living being; an individual, organized, animated, and sentient portion of matter; in zoology, one of the Animalia; a member of the animal kingdom, as distinguished from a vegetable or a mineral. The distinction from the latter is sufficient, consisting in organization, interstitial nutrition, vitality, and animation; but it is impossible to draw any line between all vegetables and all animals. Any criteria which may be diagnostic in most instances fail of applicability to the lowest forms of animal and vegetable life; and no definition which has been attempted has been entirely successful. Most animals are locomotory as well as motile; most plants are fixed. Most animals exhibit distinct active and apparently conscious or voluntary movements in response to irritation, mechanical or other; most plants do not. Most animals feed upon other animals or upon plants, that is to say, upon organic matter; most plants, upon inorganic substances. Most animals have no cellulose in their composition, nitrogenous compounds prevailing; while cellulose is highly characteristic of plants. Most animals inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxid, the reverse of the usual process in plants; and few animals have chlorophyl, which is so generally present in plants. Animals have usually a digestive cavity and a nervous system, and are capable of certain manifestations of consciousness, sentiency, and volition, which can be attributed to plants only by great latitude in the use of the terms. See also extract.
    • n animal An inferior or irrational sentient being, in contradistinction to man; a brute; a beast: as, men and animals.
    • n animal A contemptuous term for a human being in whom the animal nature has the ascendancy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph
    • n Animal an′im-al an organised being, having life, sensation, and voluntary motion—it is distinguished from a plant, which is organised and has life, but not sensation or voluntary motion: the name sometimes implies the absence of the higher faculties peculiar to man
    • adj Animal of or belonging to animals: sensual
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Quotations

  • Adam Smith
    Adam%20Smith
    “Man, an animal that makes bargains.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.”
  • Georg Hegel
    Georg%20Hegel
    “Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Animals often strike us as passionate machines.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. anima, breath, soul: cf. F. animal,. See Animate

Usage

In literature:

Very thrilling stories they were, too, to an earth-dwelling animal like Mole.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Early men in choosing animal gifts for the gods, or an animal as messenger to them, could not go astray, for all animals were sacred.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
A lion and a pack of hyenas were quarrelling over the dead body of some large animal.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The animal, however, was too full of its own curiosity to adopt this precaution.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Into this the animal had backed.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Animals have instinct, and if there's no powerful enemy near they always stay where food and water are to be had.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Few of the higher animals live parasitic lives.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
The development, indeed, of an animal from birth to maturity is no mere question of growth.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
It was indeed a race with death on the part of the faithful animal.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
We act and look like animals because we have to fight for existence on an animal level.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
There are persons who can move their ears in the same way as is done by the lower animals.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
An animal never looks at the clock and this is typical of the different ways in which human beings and animals behave.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Many piebald animals probably come under this same head.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
They went over and found the animal standing in a little paddock fenced with strong stakes.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
In your selection you will prefer those of a sanguine temperament, and so inclined to maintain a higher degree of animal heat.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The reader must not infer this to mean that the animals of those days were like our present animals.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Everywhere I found strange birds and animals, and began to get acquainted with them.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
One of the most dangerous ambushes which can be met on the road by animals who resort to a spring is that prepared by the Python.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
This is what takes place in the reproduction of all cells of the animal and vegetable kingdoms.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
In the animal kingdom, for instance, we have four or more leading types of structure.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
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In poetry:

The flowerlike
animal perfume
in the god’s curly
hair —
"Eros" by Denise Levertov
-a high wailing keening
piercing animal lament
from a woman
high atop a Mt. tower
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
What is to be given,
Is spirit, yet animal,
Colored, like heaven,
Blue, yellow, beautiful.
"What Is To Be Given" by Delmore Schwartz
Dumb bunch of burnt-out stars,
- Against the walls!
Go back to God, croak in corners
Like animals!
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
First the canvas where the ocean
Like a mighty animal
With a wicked motion
Leaps for sailors' funeral
"Deeply Morbid" by Stevie Smith
All various kinds of animals,
Of sea and land and air;
They glorify the living God,
His wond'rous works declare.
"A Hymn" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

The Humane Animal Treatment Society is breaking ground for the Isabella County/Humane Animal Treatment Society Health Clinic.
And by that I mean it's a House for animals – a veterinary clinic run by a misanthropic doctor ( Weeds ' Justin Kirk) who loves animals and hates people.
Sarvello said there were four or five other reports of animals attacking other animals in the city during the latter part of the summer.
0They've been dealing with a significant mold issue in the animal shelter for over a year, and there's a lack of appropriate housing space for the animals .
They've been dealing with a significant mold issue in the animal shelter for over a year, and there's a lack of appropriate housing space for the animals .
For many readers of Psychology Today who want to learn more about possible links between how nonhuman animals ( animals ) are treated and how this relates to cruelty to humans, this is an excellent book with which to begin.
Polly Britton of the Ohio Association of Animal Owners testified that under the new rules, most exotic-pet owners would have to tear down the housing they have for their animals and rebuild it.
To fight these problems, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a workshop for local animal control officers.
Huntsman testified Monday in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that a requirement Ohio's new regulations on exotic creatures that animals receive a microchip for identification, would put animals at risk because of sedation during surgery.
Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy uses animals to calm, motivate and engage patients.
Stapleton, owner of Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary near Waldo, has been taking in tigers and black bears from Ohioians who have found that they can no longer keep the animals for more than 10 years.
Cyndi Huntsman testified Monday that a requirement that animals receive a microchip for identification would put animals at risk because of sedation during surgery.
Woman Tells Judge Exotic Animal Law Will Put Business, Animals ' Lives In Danger.
It's important to note that the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter is partially responsible for feeding the animals in the L.C.
Young animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom .
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In science:

Nature would, if necessary, rather sacrifice those upon whom less investment has been made, as it often does in animal populations.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
There is a large number of potential uses of this for writing non-intrusive debuggers or animations of the solving of some problems for educational purpose, for instance.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
This paper describes a prototype system to visualize and animate 3D scenes from car accident reports, written in French.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Such a system could be applied within insurance companies to generate an animated scene from reports written by drivers.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
However, unlike the latter, our ob jective is to build an animation rather than a static picture and behavior of dynamic ob jects must then be taken into account.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Our ob jective is to design a system that carries out the whole processing chain, that is from a written report up to a 3D animation.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The chosen approach divides the task between information extraction to fill templates and planning to animate the scene.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Pinzani, Directed animals, forests and permutations, Disc.
restricted 1-3-2 permutations and generalized patterns
However, if we take “S (x)” to mean that x is an animal instead and keep “R(x)” and “T (x)” the same, we would want to reverse our preference.
Evaluating Defaults
Note that each of the default rules involved in the example above is intuitively appealing when viewed by itself against our background knowledge: birds fly; penguins do not fly; and animals in general do not fly either.
Evaluating Defaults
Moreover, both instantiations (penguins and animals) are syntactically identical.
Evaluating Defaults
Many computer programs have been written to animate these patterns.
Juggling probabilities
I am tempted to share with you a speculation, which does not rest on any solid basis, but may animate someone’s imagination.
On the Geometry of Random Networks
If this happens to be the case it is quite sensible to assume that these individuals regard our planet as a natural reserve, full of animal and vegetal species, the Solar System being nothing but a small ‘province’ inside their vast territory.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
It is conceivable therefore that, under these circumstances, plants and animals could have been brought to Earth whose extraterrestrial origin would be impossible to detect by any biologist or geneticist.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
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