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English definition of “animal”

animal

noun [C] (CREATURE)    /ˈæn.ɪ.məl/
A1 something that lives and moves but is not a human, bird, fish, or insect: wild/domestic animals Both children are real animal lovers. Surveys show that animal welfare has recently become a major concern for many schoolchildren.Plants and animals - general words B2 anything that lives and moves, including people, birds, etc.: Humans, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals are all animals.Plants and animals - general words
(Definition of animal noun (CREATURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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