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Noun: animal  a-nu-mul
  1. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    - animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
     
  2. Someone who treats others inhumanely, or is regarded as wildly violent or uncivilized
    - brute
     
  3. Any non-human animal, esp. a land-living mammal
    - beast
     
  4. A particular kind of person or thing
    "he's a strange animal";
    - beast
Adjective: animal  a-nu-mul
  1. Marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    "animal instincts";
    - carnal, fleshly, sensual

Derived forms: animals

See also: physical

Type of: being, organism

Part of: animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia

Encyclopedia: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?