Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Animal

I completely forgot that today is Tuesday. Sorry!

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Animal (noun, adjective)
an·i·mal [an-uh-muh?l]

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. a mammal, as opposed to a fish, bird, etc.
4. the physical, sensual, or carnal nature of human beings; animality: the animal in every person.
5. an inhuman person; brutish or beastlike person: She married an animal.
6. thing: A perfect job? Is there any such animal?

7. of, pertaining to, or derived from animals: animal instincts; animal fats.
8. pertaining to the physical, sensual, or carnal nature of humans, rather than their spiritual or intellectual nature: animal needs.

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5. monster. 8. fleshly, physical; beastly, brutal.

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2. Animal, beast, brute refer to sentient creatures as distinct from minerals and plants; figuratively, they usually connote qualities and characteristics below the human level. Animal is the general word; figuratively, it applies merely to the body or to animal-like characteristics: An athlete is a magnificent animal. Beast refers to four-footed animals; figuratively, it suggests a base, sensual nature: A glutton is a beast. Brute implies absence of ability to reason; figuratively, it connotes savagery as well: a drunken brute. 5. monster. 8. fleshly, physical; beastly, brutal.

Related forms
an·i·mal·ic [an- uh- mal -ik] /ˌæn əˈmæl ɪk/ , an·i·ma·li·an [an- uh- mey -lee- uhn, - meyl -yuhn] /ˌæn əˈmeɪ li ən, -ˈmeɪl yən/ , adjective
non·an·i·mal , noun, adjective
sem·i·an·i·mal , noun, adjective
su·per·an·i·mal , adjective

Related Words for animal
natural, bodily, pet, beast, creature, wild, brute, mammalian, stray, being, mutt, bum, vertebrate, invertebrate, varmint, critter, beastly, bestial, corporeal, earthly

Origin: 1300–50; Middle English (< Old French ) < Latin, noun derivative (with loss of final vowel and shortening of a ) of animale, neuter of animalis living, animate, equivalent to anim ( a ) air, breath + -alis -al1 ; E adj. also directly < Latin animalis

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Contemporary Examples of animal

He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.

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Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
Olivia Nuzzi
January 8, 2015

Not sure if you noticed, but 2014 has been a banner year for animal robots.

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Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords
James Joiner
December 26, 2014

A 64-year-old animal trainer, he makes the six-hour round-trip every two weeks to submit to her and explore his sexuality.

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Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
Ian Frisch
December 20, 2014

But does this means that animal ownership continues in heaven?

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Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets
Candida Moss
December 14, 2014

Christmas Vacation was the last production from the original company that started with Animal House.

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Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree
Rich Goldstein
December 12, 2014

Historical Examples of animal
With a sharp piece of flint he cut the fur of the animal 's back.
Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon

Do you make up your mind beforehand that if the animal should kill you, it is all right?
Weighed and Wanting
George MacDonald

It is this that distinguishes this class of foods from animal foods.
Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

This is the animal page of the Sunday Star and Cadge is in a hurry for it, to do the obbligato.
The Bacillus of Beauty
Harriet Stark

Unless they say something like that the spirit of the animal killed might do them some mischief.
The Trail Book
Mary Austin
Tags: a, adj, adjective, noun, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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