Know Your Next Word : animal

22. animal :

adjective & noun :

1. any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli: some classification schemes also include protozoa and certain other single-celled eukaryotes that have motility and animallike nutritional modes

2. any such living thing other than a human being

3. of, pertaining to or derived from animals

4. pertaining to the physical, sensual or carnal nature of humans, rather than their spiritual or intellectual nature

usage :

  • the animal in every person

  • A perfect job? Is there any such animal?

  • animal fats

  • that rarest of musical animals : an instrumentalist who is as comfortable on a podium with a stick as he is playing his instrument

  • animal instincts and desires

  • The first animals probably evolved from protists and appeared during the Precambrian Era.

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