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English definition of “animal”

animal

noun   /ˈænɪməl/
A1 something that lives and moves but is not a person , bird , fish , or insect : a wild animal She supports animal rights (= the idea that animals should be treated well by people ).
anything that lives and moves , including people , birds , etc.: Are humans the only animals that use language ?
(Definition of animal noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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