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Definition of Animal


  1. 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.
  2. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals.
  3. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
  4. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
  5. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
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Animal Translations

animal in Afrikaans is dier
animal in Danish is dyr
animal in Dutch is dierlijk
animal in German is Tier
animal in Italian is animale
animal in Latin is bestia
animal in Norwegian is dyr
animal in Portuguese is animal
animal in Spanish is animal, bestia
animal in Swedish is animal, djur