Definition of 'animal'
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She was also a vegetarian and campaigner for animal rights. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Meat from culled animals can be distributed to locals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They wait until an animal or person brushes past then climb on and bite the skin. The Sun (2016) Nature and animals are pretty predictable. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The animal released the dog and he realised that it was a cougar, or mountain lion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Strictly is a completely different animal, more like a contented domestic pussycat than a fierce wild tiger. The Sun (2016)Until recently, it was standard practice to give young farm animals low doses to speed their growth and maximise profit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you confine healthy, young human animals in a dreary urban cage, it is a matter for joy when they turn it into a playground. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In so doing, he is at pains to defend an approach to animal behaviour that is willing to explain animals' actions in terms of their thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Different animals have different strengths and weaknesses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was a vegetarian and campaigned for animal rights. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To kill animals for meat represents such an unnecessary taking of life. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)Men spoke of their animal nature in phrases like "animal instincts" and "animal energy. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)We would rather put an animal down prematurely than have it suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Dogs or other animals are not permitted on any walk unless otherwise specified. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No reasonable person wants animals to suffer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Without this protective blanket the ultraviolet radiation would be very harmful indeed to human and animal health. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Wild animals must rescue their dog friend from a gang of pets. The Sun (2013)So many farm animals bred and born. A Plague of Angels (1993)Jets and helicopters have killed hundreds of birds and animals and damaged property. The Sun (2008)There are fears the same animal killed a man who vanished in the area days earlier. The Sun (2013)AThe answer lies in the way different animals see colours. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Animal rights activists clashed with the hunters and used boats and helicopters to film the killing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Man is by nature a social animal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People are more inclined to treat their animals rather than put them to sleep and replace them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And they should focus as much on the lives of animals reared for meat as on their deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The worst owners would be banned for life from keeping a dog and unruly animals would be destroyed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most of them are of birds, fish and animals on the move. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's the trouble with my raw animal magnetism. The Sun (2013)It is feared millions of birds, fish and other animals could die. The Sun (2010)A man is in intensive care after he inhaled anthrax spores from imported animal hides that were to be made into drums. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'animal'
British English: animal /ˈænɪməl/ NOUN
Any living creature other than a human being can be referred to as an animal.
He was attacked by wild animals.
- American English: animal
- Arabic: حَيَوان
- Brazilian Portuguese: animal
- Chinese: 动物
- Croatian: životinja
- Czech: zvíře
- Danish: dyr levende væsen
- Dutch: dier
- European Spanish: animal
- Finnish: eläin
- French: animal
- German: Tier
- Greek: ζώο
- Italian: animale
- Japanese: 動物
- Korean: 동물
- Norwegian: dyr
- Polish: zwierzę
- European Portuguese: animal
- Romanian: animal
- Russian: животное
- Spanish: animal
- Swedish: djur
- Thai: สัตว์
- Turkish: hayvan
- Ukrainian: тварина
- Vietnamese: động vật
Definition of animal from the Collins English Dictionary
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