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Meaning of “animal” - Learner’s Dictionary

animal

noun [C]     /ˈænɪməl/
NOT A HUMAN A1 something that lives and moves but is not a person, bird, fish, or insect: a wild animal She's a real animal lover.Plants and animals - general words
NOT A PLANT B2 anything that lives and moves, including people, birds, etc: Are humans the only animals to use language?Plants and animals - general words
CRUEL PERSON informal a very cruel and violent personUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of animal noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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