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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 is not a plant. Animals can move around by themselves to find food.
 
synonyms:
being, creature
similar words:
mammal
definition 2: a living creature that is not a plant or a human.
We saw many animals at the zoo.They have cows, chickens, and other animals on their farm.
similar words:
mammal
derivation: animallike (adj.)
Word History
Animal comes from a Latin word that means "a breathing thing."
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behaviors of some animals
groups of some animals
parts of some animals
some categories of animals
some examples of animals
some kinds of animals
some people associated with animals
some places for animals
some things animal eat
study of animals
uses of some animals
Word Parts
The word animal contains the following part:
anim Latin root that means mind, spirit, life