animal

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Any living thing not a plant
Nouns
1. animal, beast, brute, creature, living thing, creeping thing, dumb animal; fauna, animal kingdom; buck, bull, bullock; doe; domestic animal, draft animal; wild animal, game; flesh, flesh and blood; corporeality, carnality; animation, animality; quadruped, biped; zoophyte; protozoan, animalcule. Informal, critter, varmint. See domestication.
2. (study of animals) natural science, zoology, biology, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, entomology; animal kingdom, animal life, animalia, fauna; animal morphology, anatomy, zootomy, histology, cytology, embryology, paleontology; zoo-, bio-(etc.)physics, chemistry, etc.; environment, balance of nature, ecology, bionomics, ethology, teleology, zoography, zoogeography, etc.
3. (one who studies animals) zoologist, zoographist, naturalist; biologist, bionomist, etc.; bird watcher, nature lover.
4. (vertebrates)
I.
(mammals)
a. monotreme, [duckbill] platypus, anteater, echidna.
b. marsupial, bandicoot, bettong, kangaroo, koala, numbat, opossum, potoroo, Tasmanian devil or wolf, wallaby, wombat.
c. edentate, armadillo, sloth, tatou.
d. insectivore, shrew, mole, hedgehog, tenrec.
e. dermopteran, lemur; chiropteran, bat, flying fox.
f. primate, ape, baboon, monkey, chimpanzee, capuchin, drill, lemur, gibbon, gorilla, Homo sapiens (See humanity), howler, saki, simian, siamang, vervet.
g. carnivore, lion, badger, bear, ermine, ferret, hyena, jackal, jaguar(undi), marten, meerkat, mink, mongoose, otter, panda, polar bear, polecat, prairie wolf, puma, raccoon, sable, sea otter, simba, skunk, stoat, weasel, wolverine; feline, leopard, lynx, mountain lion, ounce, panther, tiger, wildcat, ocelot, bobcat, cat (Abyssinian, Angora, Burmese, Himalayan, Maltese, Manx, Persian, Siamese); canine, fox, wolf, dog (affenpinscher, Afghan hound, Airedale [terrier], foxhound, pit bull terrier, water spaniel, cattle dog, kelpie, badger dog, Basenji, basset hound, beagle, bearded collie, terrier, sheepdog, coonhound, bloodhound, collie, borzoi, boxer, Briard, griffon, bulldog, bullmastiff, bull terrier, cairn terrier, retriever, chihuahua, shar-pei, chow chow, cocker spaniel, corgi, dachshund, Dalmation, deerhound, Doberman pinscher, elkhound, setter, springer spaniel, toy, German shepherd, schnauzer, Great Dane, greyhound, harrier, husky, Jack Russell terrier, keeshond, kelpie, Labrador [retriever], Lhasa apso, malamute, Mexican hairless, miniature, Newfoundland, otterhound, papillon, pariah dog, Pekingese, pointer, poodle, pug, puli, Rottweiler, Saluki, Samoyed, schipperke, Shih Tzu, spitz, St. Bernard, Weimaraner, Welsh corgi, whippet, wirehair), man's best friend.
h. pinniped, seal, walrus, sea lion.
i. cetacean, whale, beluga, blackfish, dolphin, cowfish, grampus, humpback [whale], narwhal, orca, porpoise, rorqual, susu.
j. sirenian, dugong, manatee, sea cow.
k. proboscid, elephant, mammoth, jumbo, mastodon, pachyderm, tusker.
l. perissodactyl, ass, burro, donkey, horse, jackass, mule, mustang, onager, pony, Przewalski's horse, quagga, rhinoceros, tapir, tarpan, wild ass, zebra.
m. hyrax, cony, dassie, klippdach.
n. tubulidentate, aardvark, ant bear, earth pig.
o. artiodactyl, addax, alpaca, anoa, antelope, aoudad, argali, deer, babirusa, camel, banteng, sheep, bison, blesbok, boar, buffalo, bull, camelopard, caribou, cattle (See domestication), chamois, gazelle, dromedary, eland, elk, gemsbok, giraffe, gnu, goat, hartebeest, hippopotamus, hog, impala, llama, moose, mountain goat, muntjac, musk ox, okapi, oribi, ox, peccary, reindeer, springbok, steenbok, swine, vicuna, wapiti, warthog, water buffalo, wildebeest, yak, zebu.
p. pangolin, anteater.
q. rodent, agouti, chipmunk, squirrel, bandicoot, beaver, capybara, chinchilla, coypu, dormouse, gerbil, gopher, groundhog, guinea pig, hamster, jerboa, lemming, marmot, mouse, nutria, paca, prairie dog, rat, suslik, vole, woodchuck.
r. lagomorph, hare, cony, cottontail, jackrabbit, lapin, leveret, rabbit.
s. amphibian, anuran, axolotl, bullfrog, frog, eel, eft, salamander, toad, mudpuppy, natterjack, newt, siren, peeper, waterdog.
II.
(reptiles)
a. dinosaur, archaeopteryx, brachiosaur, brontosaur, ceratopsian, ichthyosaur, mixosaurus, pterodactyl, sauropod, stegosaur, tyrannosaur.
b. snake, adder, anaconda, asp, blacksnake, boa [constrictor], bullsnake, bushmaster, cobra, copperhead, coralsnake, cottonmouth, daboia, rattlesnake, fer-de-lance, garter snake, hamadryad, harlequin, viper, king snake, krait, mamba, massasauga, milk snake, moccasin, puff adder, python, rat snake, sidewinder, taipan, ticpolonga, urutu, water moccasin, worm snake.
c. agama, alligator, crocodile, snole, basilisk, blindworm, turtle, caiman, chameleon, terrapin, dragon, lizard, galliwasp, gavial, gecko, Gila monster, tortoise, toad, iguana, matamata, moloch, monitor, mugger, red-ear, skink, slider, slowworm, snapping turtle, stinkpot, swift, tegu, tuatara. Slang, cooter.
III.
See birds.
IV.
See fish.
5. (invertebrates)
I.
(arthropods)
a. insect, bee, ant, flea, fly, beetle, butterfly, louse; pismire, red, black, army or carpenter ant, queen, worker, soldier; acarine, aphid, bedbug, black fly, bloodworm, bluebottle, weevil, bookworm, borer, bumblebee, caddisfly, cadelle, caterpillar, tick, moth, centipede, chafer, chigger, chigoe, chinch bug, cicada, cicala, cockroach, conenose, cricket, daddylonglegs, harvestman, damselfly, deer fly, dermestid, dipteran, dor, dragonfly, drosophila, earwig, elaterid, ephemerid, firefly, gadfly, gnat, grasshopper, greenbug, grub, honeybee, hornet, horn-tail, housefly, katydid, lacewing, ladybug, [seventeen-year] leech, bloodsucker, locust, longhorn, mayfly, mealworm, medfly, midge, mite, mosquito, podura, praying mantis, punkie, roach, sawfly, sawyer, scarab, silkworm, silverfish, skipjack, skipper, springtail, stink bug, stonefly, termite, thrips, [wood or deer] tick, viceroy, walking stick, wasp, yellow jacket.
b. arachnid, spider, black widow, scorpion, tabanid, tarantula.
c. crustacean, barnacle, flea, crab, crawdad, crayfish, krill, lobster, prawn, shrimp, wood louse.
II.
(mollusks) mollusk, echinoderm, sponge, cnidarian, abalone, anemone, bivalve, jellyfish, clam, cockle, conch, coral, cowrie, starfish, cuttlefish, devilfish, squid, hydra, limpet, mussel, nautilus, octopus, oyster, periwinkle, polyp, pompano, Portuguese man-of-war, quahog, sand dollar, sandworm, scallop, sea anemone, sea cucumber, sea slug, sea urchin, shellfish, slug, snail, sponge, whelk.
III.
(worms) worm, angleworm, annelid, cutworm, earthworm, filaria, flatworm, fluke, hookworm, inchworm, larva, leech, nematode, pinworm, planarian, rotifer, roundworm, silkworm, tapeworm, teredo, trematode, tussah, night crawler.
5. (domestic animals) livestock; cattle, kine, bird, poultry, fowl, swine; pet; beasts of the field. See domestication.
6. (young animal) yearling, youngling, calf, colt, filly, whelp, cub (See youth).
7. (animal parts) antler, claw, coat, cud, fang, hoof, horn, incisor, mane, maw, snout, tail, muzzle, paw, pelt, pouch, proboscis, tusk, whalebone; litter; bilateral or radial symmetry.
8. (home for animals) zoological garden, zoo, [wild] animal farm, wildlife conservation center, menagerie, Tiergarten (See abode).
Adjectives
1. animal, bestial, carnal, corporal, corporeal, physical, fleshly; sensual; human.
2. (of types of animals) invertebrate, protozoan, crustacean; vertebrate, mammalian, cetaceous, avian, reptilian, vermicular, piscatory; piscine, molluscous; aquatic, terrestrial; domestic, wild; carnivorous, herbivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous; equine, bovine, canine, feline, lupine, etc.
3. (of animal studies) zoological, morphological, anthropological, etc.
Quotations — A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! (Shakespeare), Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider ourequal (Charles Darwin), All animals, except man, know that the principalbusiness of life is to enjoy it (Samuel Butler), I am not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them (David Attenborough), All animalsare equal, but some animals are more equal than others (George Orwell), The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much (ThorntonWilder), An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language (Martin Buber).
Related categories, vegetable, organic matter.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Referring to characteristics of the animal kingdom]
Syn. animalistic, bestial, beastly, swinish, brutish, wild, beastlike, feral, untamed, instinctual, zoological.
Terms referring to specific animals include: vertebrate, invertebrate, mammalian, ruminant, ungulate, bovine, canine, equine, feline, leonine, lupine, vulpine, ursine, porcine, caprine, ovine, pachydermal, lagomorphic, rodent, marsupial, piscatorial, crustacean, cetacean, amphibian, avian, serpentine, ophidian, reptilian.
2. [Referring to the bodily characteristics of humans]
Syn. corporeal, physical, bodily, muscular, fleshly, sensual, carnal, earthy, earthly, natural; see also sensual 2 .
Ant. spiritual*, intellectual, supernatural.
See Synonym Study at sensual . n.
1. [A mobile organism]
Syn. living thing, creature, human being, primate, mammal, beast, being, vertebrate, invertebrate, quadruped, biped, carnivore, herbivore, insectivore, scavenger, omnivore, a representative of the fauna.
2. [A nonhuman creature]
Syn. creature, beast, beast of burden, brute, domestic animal, wild animal, lower animal, quadruped, beast of the field, creeping thing, varmint, pet, farm animal, dumb animal, wild thing, one of God's creatures, monster, critter*.
3. [A brutish human]
Syn. brute, savage, monster; see beast 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. living organism beast, creature, mammal, critter, varmint, pet, beast of burden, game, stock, denizen of the forest, vertebrate, invertebrate, quadruped, herbivore, carnivore, ungulate, vermin, scavenger. ''Agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.''—George Eliot. ''Man in a stage of arrested development.''— Christian Morgenstern. see individual animals
2. brutish human pig, *Neanderthal, hoodlum, beast.
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        | Animal    | Group                  | Male           | Female        | Young                  |
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        | antelope  | herd                    | buck           | doe             | kid                       |
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        | ass         | herd/drove           | jack            | jenny           | colt/foal                |
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        | badger     | cete                    | boar           | sow             | cub                      |
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        | bear        | sloth                   | boar           | sow             | cub                      |
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        | bee         | swarm/hive          | drone          | queen          |                            |
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        | buffalo     | herd                    | bull             | cow             | calf                      |
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        | camel      | herd/flock            | bull             | cow             | foal/calf                |
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        | cattle      | herd/drove           | bull             | cow             | calf/heifer             |
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        | deer        | herd                    | buck/stag   | doe             | fawn                     |
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        | dog         | pack                   | hound         | bitch           | puppy/whelp         |
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        | elephant  | herd                    | bull             | cow             | calf                      |
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        | elk          | gang                   | bull             | cow             | calf                      |
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        | ferret       | business             | dog            | bitch           |                            |
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        | fish         | school/shoal        |                   |                   |                            |
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        | fox          | skulk                   | vix             | vixen           | cub                      |
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        | frog         | army/colony         |                   |                   | tadpole                 |
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        | goat        | herd/tribe             | billy            | nanny          | kid                       |
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        | goose      | gaggle/skein        | gander        | goose          | gosling                 |
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        | horse      | herd/stable          | stallion       | mare           | colt/foal/filly          |
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        | kangaroo | troop                   |                   |                   | joey                     |
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        | leopard    | leap                    | leopard       | leopardess   | cub                      |
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        | lion         | pride                   | lion             | lioness        | cub                      |
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        | monkey   | troop/tribe            |                   |                   |                            |
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        | moose     |                           | bull             | cow             | calf                      |
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        | mouse     | nest                    |                   |                   |                            |
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        | mule       | span/barren/rake  |                   |                   |                            |
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        | otter        |                           | dog            | bitch           |                            |
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        | ox           | herd/drove/yoke   |                   |                   |                            |
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        | pheasant | bouquet/covey     |                   |                   |                            |
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        | pig          | litter/herd             | boar           | sow             | piglet/farrow/shote |
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        | rabbit      | nest                    | buck           | doe             | bunny                   |
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        | rhino       | crash                  |                   |                   |                            |
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        | seal        | herd/pod              |                   |                   | cub                      |
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        | sheep      | drove/flock          | ram            | ewe             | lamb                    |
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        | sparrow   | host                    |                   |                   |                            |
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        | squirrel    | dray                    |                   |                   |                            |
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        | tiger        |                           | tiger           | tigress         | cub                      |
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        | toad        | knot                    |                   |                   |                            |
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        | turtle       | bale                    |                   |                   |                            |
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        | whale      | gam/pod              | bull             | cow             | calf                      |
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        | wolf         | pack/rout             | dog            | bitch           | cub/pup/whelp       |
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IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Relating to the desires and appetites of the body: carnal, fleshly, physical, sensual. See BODY.

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