• Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v animalize become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
    • v animalize make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
    • v animalize represent in the form of an animal
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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: Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away.
    • Animalize To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.
    • Animalize To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form.
    • Animalize To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize. "The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the animalizing tendency of his own philosophy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans are the only animals that can blush.
    • animalize To make into an animal; endow with the attributes of an animal; represent in animal form: as, the Egyptians animalized their deities.
    • animalize To give an animal character or appearance to; especially, to render animal in nature or habits; brutalize; sensualize; excite the animal passions of.
    • animalize To convert into animal matter by the process of assimilation; assimilate, as food.
    • animalize To give, as to vegetable fiber, some of the characteristics of animal fiber, as when cotton is so treated with albumin or casein, or a strong solution of caustic soda, that the fiber shrinks, becomes stronger, and is made capable of absorbing aniline dyes.
    • animalize Also spelled animalise.
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  • Sir William Osler
    “The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid of.”
  • Valerie Solanis
    Valerie Solanis
    “To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo.”
  • Bible
    “A merciful person is merciful to their animals.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.”
  • Romain Rolland
    Romain Rolland
    “I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. animaliser,


In literature:

Bose's investigations established a very close similarity in behaviour between the vegetable and the animal.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
If stories were told, plants, birds, animals, and men would stop their work to listen.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
Animal life in all its varieties was plentiful in all the rooms.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The winter had been a hard one, game was scarce and the animal was emboldened by hunger.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
The distribution of animals and plants in space.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Wild beasts in Brazil were more numerous and wilder than the wildest animals of Africa or Asia.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
They gave my cattle what examination it was possible to give animals in such a stormy day.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
We drew water and gave a good drink to the horses and the other animals.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Improvements have been very marked, but the form of the animal is still far from satisfying the eye.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
This plan, however, should never be attempted unless the animals are well supplied with grain, and kept in good condition.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy

In poetry:

For many centuries thy name,
St. Patrick, has been warmly bless'd,
And many more thy righteous fame
Shall animate each Christian breast.
"St. Patrick's Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
"Yet boldly make my face their own,
When (oh, presumption!) they require
To animate a paving-stone
With SHAKESPEARE'S intellectual fire.
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
They had one animal tacked and tied
And slit like a full-dressed fish,
With his vitals pumping away inside
As pleasant as one might wish.
"Rags" by Edmund Vance Cooke
Since Christmas they have lived with us,
Guileless and clear,
Oval soul-animals,
Taking up half the space,
Moving and rubbing on the silk
"Balloons" by Sylvia Plath
For man’s mind is the dupe of his animal self;
Hoping its lusts to win,
He harbours within him a grisly Elf
Enamoured of sorrow and sin.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
God is all eye, all ear—the soul
That animates this wondrous whole:
The ray that lights our senses dim,
Is a reflection caught from Him.
"God Omnipresent" by John Bowring

In news:

Other workers collect and bail the wool, while ranch hands keep the wooly animals coming into the work trailer and the shorn animals going back to the pasture.
There are many approaches to naming animals, but we prefer names that describe the thing that makes each animal different.
The Commission of Animal Control and Welfare here has voted to recommend changing city ordinances to include the term "pet guardian" when referring to animal-people relationships.
According to Unguez, most animals have the ability to regenerate eyes and tails and some animals may be able to regenerate up to half of their bodies.
County Animal Officers are caring for 126 horses, miniature horses and other animals in an emergency seizure Thursday.
An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school's New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals.
Andy Cole, PhD, an expert on ruminant animal nutrition and production, was recognized for his professional achievements by the American Society of Animal Science this week.
Kids are often enthralled by wild animals, so it's fun to do their rooms with animal-themed decor.
There have been some very good animated versions of Batman in the last couple decades, from the gritty noir Batman, the Animated Series, to the slightly dystopian futuristic Batman Beyond.
Few had ever heard of this animal until it became a YouTube sensation, attracting millions of views, but that is what's threatening the animal's existence.
Read on to watch it yourself, plus four more squee-worthy instances of animal-on-animal snuggling .
Anime Blues Convention aims to increase local interest in anime, comics.
NBC has nixed a new Super Bowl ad from the animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals because the ad is too sexually explicit.
Saving the lives of animals brought into the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter is one of Sgt Kym Thompson's top priorities.
According to Pueblo Animal Services, animal law enforcement officers from Pueblo Animal Services were called out to Pueblo Motorsports Park, 3733 N Pueblo Blvd, on Tuesday, Oct 2 to capture three German shepherds.

In science:

Along the data obtained in this way, Begall et al. also studied the angles of almost 3000 body axes of wild ruminants (red deer and roe deer), obtained by direct field glass observations and by examining the prints left behind in show by resting or sleeping wild animals.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Only data with recognized head positions (589 animals) was used twice, first as circular data with vector directions between 0◦ and 360◦, and, for the axial statistics, transformed to axial data and added to other data of animals with head direction not safely recognizable.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Fig. 3 Probability density function drawn for 20 herds randomly selected from 40 herds with well resolved positions of heads and with a similar number of cows (361 animals in total).
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Summarizing our results acquired from the data obtained from the satellite photographs, we must unequivocally state that no tendency of the animals to prefer the north-south direction could be extracted from an evaluation of the pictures.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
The difference in the number of animals investigated cannot serve as an explanation, since the size of our sample is even larger than the European sample from , which clearly showed north-south alignment.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found