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

definition 2: such a creature other than humans.

synonyms: beast, brute

derivation: animallike (adj.)