In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants). (noun)
In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being. (noun)
In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc) (noun)
A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person. (noun)
A person of a particular type. (noun)
Of or relating to animals. (adjective)
Raw, base, unhindered by social codes. (adjective)
Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation. (adjective)
Examples of word animal
Quality and quantity, then, do not function like genera, for a genus is signified by any predicate that expresses what a subject is (e.g., in the sentence, ˜Man is an animal,™ ˜animal™ is the genus of man), and categories do not function in this way.
An attentive consideration will, however, show the enquirer, that to distinguish man from the remainder of the animal kingdom by his structural characteristics alone, is not so easy a task as would at first sight appear; and he will be obliged at length to return to some such humiliating designation of the _genus animal_, _species homo_, as those above given.
Man, according to the old scholastic definition, is "a rational animal" (_animal rationale_), and his animality is distinct in nature from his rationality, though inseparably joined, during life, in one common personality.
I could make nothing of it and asked her again -- "What _is_ deresf?" to which she gave the explanation: "ein tir." (tier = animal) "_An animal_? but I don't know the name! have you heard of it?"
Popanilla then went on to show that the hitherto received definitions of man were all erroneous; that man is neither a walking animal, nor a talking animal, nor a cooking animal, nor a lounging animal, nor a debt-incurring animal, nor a tax-paying animal, nor a printing animal, nor a puffing animal, but a _developing animal_.