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animal

noun

1 animal

A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.

synonyms: animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna.

Roget 359: life, vitality, viability; animation; vital spark, vital flame, soul, spirit.    respiration, wind; breath of life, breath of one's nostrils; oxygen, air.    ... show more

Roget 366: animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.    beast, brute, creature, critter [U.S.]; wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, ... show more

Dutch: beest, creatuur, dier, gedierte, schepsel, wezen
Polish: zwierzÄ™



adjective

1 animal

Marked by the appetites and passions of the body:
— Animal instincts.

synonyms: carnal, fleshly, sensual.

Roget 366: animal, zoological equine, bovine, vaccine, canine, feline, fishy; piscatory, piscatorial; molluscous, vermicular; gallinaceous, rasorial, solidungulate, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Adamic, Angora goat, Arctic fox, Belgian hare, Caffre cat, Circean, Draconian, Goth, Gothic, Indian buffalo, Kodiak bear, Neanderthal, Tartarean, Virginia deer, aardvark, aardwolf, alpaca, ammonite, animalian, animalic ... show more.

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