• Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj animate endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence"
    • adj animate endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life "we are animate beings"
    • adj animate belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings "the word `dog' is animate"
    • v animate give new life or energy to "A hot soup will revive me","This will renovate my spirits","This treatment repaired my health"
    • v animate make lively "let's liven up this room a bit"
    • v animate give lifelike qualities to "animated cartoons"
    • v animate heighten or intensify "These paintings exalt the imagination"
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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: The elephant is the only animal that has been taught to stand on its head.
    • a Animate Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. "The admirable structure of animate bodies."
    • Animate To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
    • Animate To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
    • Animate To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven. "The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fastest land animal is the cheetah, however the fastest animal in the world is the prerigine falcon, which can dive at 217mph
    • animate To give natural life to; quicken; make alive: as, the soul animates the body.
    • animate To affect with an appearance of life; inspire or actuate as if with life; bring into action or movement.
    • animate To move or actuate the mind of; incite to mental action; prompt.
    • animate To give spirit or vigor to; infuse courage, joy, or other enlivening passion into; stimulate: as, to animate dispirited troops.
    • animate Synonyms To vivify. To revive, invigorate. To enliven, stimulate, inspirit, exhilarate, cheer, gladden, impel, urge on, prompt, incite.
    • animate To become enlivened or exhilarated; rouse one's self.
    • animate Alive; possessing animal life: as, “creatures animate,”
    • animate Having the appearance of life; resembling that which is alive; lively.
    • animate Pertaining to living things: as, “animate diseases,” Kirby and Spence, Entomol.
    • animate In grammar, referring to living things as indicated by a difference of form in the designating word: said of gender in some languages. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.
    • v.t Animate an′im-āt to give life to: to enliven or inspirit: to actuate
    • adj Animate living: possessing animal life
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  • Georg Hegel
    “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
    “Animals often strike us as passionate machines.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.”
  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    “Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.”
  • Voltaire
    “Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima, breath, soul; akin to animus, soul, mind, Gr. wind, Skr. an, to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan, to expire (us-, out), Icel. önd, breath, anda, to breathe, OHG. ando, anger. Cf. Animal


In literature:

Diverse aquatic animals being crushed by the great mountain gave up the ghost in the salt waters.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The animal proceeded cautiously, and safely for some time, till coming to a ravine, horse and rider sunk in a snow-wreath several fathoms deep.
"Stories about the Instinct of Animals, Their Characters, and Habits" by Thomas Bingley
We obtain a great many more kinds of food from plants than from animals.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Among the Tasmanians, the placenta was religiously venerated, and they carefully buried it, lest it should be injured or devoured by animals.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
Animals which live in the bodies of other animals; as the tape-worm itch insect, etc.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Soon after the animal was given it ran away, and no one could catch it.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
Those mountains at that time abounded in deer and other animals.
"Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match" by Francis C. Woodworth
Seler (1904a) and some others have written short papers on special animals.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
From the picketed animals, looping their trail ropes over the grass, came a sound of low, continuous cropping.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Some people have an extreme repugnance to the idea that man should be treated of in connection with other animals.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale

In poetry:

For all that pleased in wood or lawn,
While Peace possess’d these silent bowers,
Her animating smile withdrawn,
Has lost its beauties and its powers.
"The Shrubbery, Written In A Time Of Affliction" by William Cowper
But in Gautama's compassionate teaching
Love is not limited merely to man;
Kindness to animals formed in his preaching
No less a part of his merciful plan.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
The ass was the first of all animals to fall finally into love,
From obstacle-leaping pride,
Mare obstacle,
Into love, mare-goal, and the knowledge of love.
"The Ass" by D H Lawrence
Here, too, Virginia in the vision comes--
Full-bent to crown the battle's closing arch,
Her pulses trumpets and her heart throbs drums,
To animate her march.
"Arms And The Man - The Embattled Colonies" by James Barron Hope
As from his lips the words expir'd,
With animation fir'd,
A twofold language from conception broke;
He personated what he spoke,
And gazing auditors admir'd.
"On Garrick" by Thomas Odiorne
Beautiful Sun! with thy golden rays,
To God, the wise Creator, be all praise;
For thou nourisheth all the creation,
Wherever there is found to be animation.
"The Beautiful Sun" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

When you're cutting up an animal, your adrenaline is still peaking from the hunt, and the carnage can turn you into more of an animal than you already are.
If you're interested in Greta Garbo or any other furry four-legged friend, call the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico at visit the Animal Humane website.
Traditionally, each individual is assigned nine different animals through their life, with each animal appearing in your life when that lesson is ready to be learned.
A northern Indiana festival that toasts the life of Johnny Appleseed is facing pressure from an animal rights group to honor the frontier apple tree planter's animal-loving ways by dropping meat from its menu.
Josephine County Commissioners have given the green light for the county's health department to adopt out and auction off the hundreds of animals seized in a September animal hoarding and abuse case.
As wild animal decorations arrive, Bob explains to Roley that wild animals live away from their friends.
Animal control officers confiscated 40 animals, including a kinkajou , a chinchilla and a tarantula, from a Pasadena home Thursday, authorities said.
Denton County sheriff's deputies seized 165 animals at two properties east of Sanger on Wednesday for alleged animal cruelty, according to reports.
Levitation of larger animals, even humans, is not inconceivable but would require wavelengths twice the size of the animal and a levitating machine a couple of stories high.
NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave 10, the next generation of its Emmy award-winning professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.
Global Animal Management, part of Merck Animal Health, announces a partnership with the North American Limousin Foundation.
Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing has filed a suit against a Live Oak hatchery for animal abuse allegations.
Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures Animation.
Howard County Animal Control and police made contact Wednesday morning with the woman who is being investigated for dozens of dead animals found in a Columbia townhouse.
Anime and Manga fans can now download the versatile 3D Anime/ Manga product.

In science:

La psicología comparada, conocida también como psicología animal, es una disciplina de la psicología que pretende conocer la conducta animal y los mecanismos que la provocan mediante el estudio de diversas especies y comparando los comportamientos estudiados con los humanos.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
La psicología comparada promueve el estudio experimental de la psicología del aprendiza je y condicionamiento animal y humano.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
In these and many other examples, animals get together when it provides better chances for foraging, for defence, or generally for surviving in their environment.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
In this case we also see analogies to behavioral strategies of animals .
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
Given these restrictive conditions of optimization, the potential selection by evolution of Levy tra jectories as optimal search strategies is disputable, and in fact the field observation of Levy tra jectories for foraging animals is still elusive and controversial [10–12].
Optimizing persistent random searches