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animal

an·i·mal

animal

 
 
pronunciation:
ae n ml
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of a large group of living things that can move around by themselves to find food. Animals eat plants, funguses, or other animals. Birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals, insects, snails, and worms are some of the major kinds of animals.
Ants, cats, and elephants are all animals.
 
synonyms:
being, creature
similar words:
mammal, quadruped, vertebrate
definition 2: such a creature other than humans.
synonyms:
beast, brute
similar words:
mammal
derivation: animallike (adj.)
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Animal comes from a Latin word that means "a breathing thing."
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some things animal eat
study of animals
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