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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
animal
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a human/animal/plant cell
▪ the structure of plant cells
animal experiments (=experiments using animals)
▪ I think most animal experiments are cruel and unnecessary.
animal husbandry
animal instinct
▪ It's animal instinct to attack the leader of the herd when his strength begins to fail.
animal lovers
animal lovers
animal rights activists/campaigners/groups etc
▪ Bill has been involved in the animal rights movement for years.
animal rights
▪ Animal rights campaigners say the dogs are being bred in terrible conditions.
animal rights
▪ Bill has been involved in the animal rights movement for years.
bird/animal/plant species
▪ You can see many different bird species on the canal.
farm animals
▪ It is used mainly for feeding farm animals.
human/animal anatomy
▪ Knowledge of human anatomy is essential to figure drawing.
human/animal behaviour
▪ the scientific study of human behaviour
▪ detailed observations of animal behaviour
human/animal bones
▪ They dug up a lot of human bones from under the castle.
pack animal
party animal
plant/animal ecology (=the animals, plants etc that live in a particular place)
▪ a new book about the plant ecology of this fascinating area
political/gay/animal rights etc activist
stuffed animal
the higher animals/mammals/organisms etc (=animals etc that are more intelligent or advanced than others)
wild animals
wild animals
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
domestic
▪ The founding of these organisations gave real impetus to a movement directed towards improving the lot of domestic animals.
▪ Although the afflicted creatures do not behave aggressively, Fosco said, they still pose a threat to domestic animals.
▪ Diseases similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy have recently been reported in several species of domestic and zoo animals.
▪ Familiarity alone prevents our seeing how universally and largely the minds of our domestic animals have been modified by domestication.
▪ The economy was mixed with remains of wheat, grinding stones and iron sickles indicating agriculture alongside the remains of domestic animals.
▪ Such rules serve to distinguish further basic social categories: friends from enemies, domestic animals from wild beasts, and so on.
▪ The lack of fish remains and the presence of bones of domestic animals suggests that food supply was no problem.
▪ The trouble is that Barbary apes are not domestic animals.
large
▪ Cleo staggered back from the loving assault being bestowed upon her by the two larger animals.
▪ And then I see a large brown animal.
▪ There was a noise in the room, like the breathing of some large animal.
▪ The basic food of herbivores is plants, so even the largest carnivorous animals are indirectly dependent on plants.
▪ Generally the larger the animal, the greater the concern with its ill-treatment.
▪ When there is a severe food shortage, the first to suffer are the larger animals.
▪ Drove roads have wide verges originally to accommodate large numbers of animals on the move.
▪ The method adopted by larger animals to speed up the distribution of essential materials is to force carrier-fluid through transport systems.
small
▪ Larger animals require more food than smaller animals, but smaller animals have a higher metabolic rate.
▪ That brush is a shelter for small animals and birds as well as a critical repository of seeds from native plants.
▪ In all of these places you will find a wide variety of interesting small animals.
▪ At first it was too dark to make out the small animal, but eventually I made out two white-throated sparrows.
▪ Put these in a shallow dish and look for small animals on the stems and on the underside of leaves.
▪ In early days the packs had concentrated on the caribou, but the semi-domestic, smaller animals were easier prey.
▪ The quarters of a small animal were wrapped in a leather sack and tied to a tree's branch.
▪ It sounded like small animals running up and down.
wild
▪ A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
▪ The cypress was sacred to her; and all wild animals, but especially the deer.
▪ The philosophy of animal rights calls for an end to the capture and training of wild animals, for purposes of entertainment.
▪ The Cro-Magnon cave paintings demonstrate that wild animals also can be part of the family.
▪ Once I used a gun to shoot a wild animal.
▪ So what accounts for the enduring appeal of wild animal patterns?
▪ To be tom apart by wild animals.
▪ Many of the stringed instruments imitate the sounds of horses; wind instruments imitate the sounds of birds and other wild animals.
■ NOUN
farm
▪ Under increasing public pressure, farmers are taking a greater interest in free-range systems which give a fairer deal to farm animals.
▪ The farm animals begin to stir, the roosters consider crowing.
▪ The next shelf we stopped on was filled with farm animals.
▪ If you use straw as bedding for farm animals, generally speaking you improve the welfare of those animals.
▪ Read in studio Farm animals have been killed and thousands of bales of hay destroyed in a barn fire.
▪ Look out for our forthcoming profile of Sir Richard Body, and articles on farm animal welfare.
▪ There have also been cases where children have experienced food poisoning after touching farm animals.
kingdom
▪ The animal kingdom does not display a linear pattern of species linking the lowest forms to humankind.
▪ Such a crude lie can surely be perceived by that genius of the animal kingdom, humans.
▪ It is possible that the entire animal kingdom is the inevitable by-product of the process.
▪ With man effort not often matched in the animal kingdom, he overcame that considerable obstacle.
▪ They are the tanks of the animal kingdom, and they come in many forms.
▪ This we shall see to be as true of man as of any of his relatives in the animal kingdom.
▪ The animal kingdom gets its fair share of attention as children learn how to care for pets.
▪ The circles were full up, and therefore man was not a part of the animal kingdom at all.
life
▪ The animal life is also very rich.
▪ Strictly speaking, of course, there are no ends in animal life for a Darwinian.
▪ He recognizes his kinship and identity with all men and with all forms of animal life.
▪ To many biologists, it provides the key to explaining the complexities of animal life.
▪ He pedalled along the canal bank quite slowly, keeping his eyes skinned for signs of defunct animal life.
▪ Without oxygen animal life on earth would not be possible.
▪ The growth of the human embryo recapitulated the history of animal life as revealed by the fossil record.
▪ But co-operation and self-sacrifice also exist, even at quite basic levels of conscious animal life.
welfare
▪ Why is the Minister so inconsistent in his approach to animal welfare?
▪ Each year animal welfare groups document instances of cruelty, but prosecutions have been rare.
▪ Look out for our forthcoming profile of Sir Richard Body, and articles on farm animal welfare.
▪ Brigitte, 58, who devotes her life to animal welfare, said she felt 17 again.
▪ That change would be in the best interests of the meat industry, the consumer and animal welfare.
▪ Material also available on animal welfare, patterns of food consumption and grassland utilisation.
▪ Worries about pollution levels from intensive indoor units and growing concern about animal welfare are also motivating factors.
▪ There will also be an increase in humanitarian concerns about animal welfare.
world
▪ His response is to abandon the troubled human mind, and delve into the animal world instead.
▪ It is not true that the will to power alone characterises the animal world.
▪ Our whole vocation is to transcend the baser instincts of the animal world and be stewards and not spoilers of creation.
▪ There is always a lot going on the animal world and not always enough room to print it.
▪ It is the most potent poison known to us from the entire animal world.
▪ Equally vulnerable to human weapons are the armoured giants of the animal world, the rhinos and the elephants.
▪ And it invites the conclusion that rhodopsin-like compounds are a particularly favoured way of going about light detection in the animal world.
▪ The classic form of induced altruism in the animal world is, of course, the bird raising the cuckoo's egg.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
dumb animals/creatures
▪ We would become like dumb animals, oxen, or go crazy, and probably both.
▪ Would that as many animal lovers were as quick to speak and defend dumb animals instead of staying silent as so many do.
▪ You don't have to look far to see these dumb creatures crawling across the branches of many organizations today.
the animal/plant/mineral kingdom
▪ It ignores the obvious discriminations which we make between similar treatment of different species within the animal kingdom.
▪ Its object was to show the comparative structure and functions of organs throughout the animal kingdom.
▪ Molluscs Molluscs belong to the largest phylum in the animal kingdom and are a very varied group of animals.
▪ The circles were full up, and therefore man was not a part of the animal kingdom at all.
▪ They are the tanks of the animal kingdom, and they come in many forms.
▪ This we shall see to be as true of man as of any of his relatives in the animal kingdom.
▪ Upon the balance between them depends the enormous variety of societies seen in the animal kingdom.
▪ With man effort not often matched in the animal kingdom, he overcame that considerable obstacle.
the natural/animal/plant world
▪ He can live in and accept the natural world, yet his soul lofts upward.
▪ However we have seen that quantum theory places considerable restraint on a plain man's objectivist view of the natural world.
▪ In that casual gesture she trampled upon an awesome human achievement and upon great sacrifices contributed by the natural world.
▪ It is not true that the will to power alone characterises the animal world.
▪ Similarly, these continuing contests in the natural world were leading to areas which were specialised in their functions.
▪ The focus today is not the predicted disappearance of order but the abundance of it throughout the natural world.
▪ We must learn to accept it as a law of the natural world.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ farm animals
▪ Get away from me, you animal!
▪ Glycogen is found in a variety of animal tissues, particularly the liver.
▪ wild animals in the jungle
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
Animals contract the infection by eating feed that has been supplemented by the tissues of other infected animals.
▪ Apparently the animal can go all winter without food, but it periodically needs real sleep.
▪ Data on experimental animals show that it may be the long term consequence of glomerular haemodynamic abnormalities induced by long term hyperglycaemia.
▪ Go round the animals rather than walking through a group of them.
▪ My gut felt like I had reached my hand into a dying animal.
▪ The animals are, and he's got his comeuppance.
▪ We are merely animals, creatures that are brought kicking and screaming into this world and then die.
▪ We saw it as an opportunity to harvest an animal and help out Fish and Game.
II.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
life
▪ In the end, plant and animal life is choked to death.
▪ They show not the slightest sign of that one essential attribute we think animal life should have: movement.
shelter
▪ While he continued to paint, James had taken a low-paying job at an animal shelter.
▪ Fifteen years ago you never saw a Rottweiler in an animal shelter.
▪ Contributions of money will help the league build an animal shelter.
species
▪ They suggested that human cultures might have evolved in a manner analogous to plant and animal species.
▪ This 11-acre sanctuary is home to more than 100 animal species and hundreds of species of plants.
▪ Some aquatic plants and animal species have become extinct.
welfare
▪ The study aims to determine what effect recent developments in technology and slaughterhouse design have had on animal welfare standards.
▪ Many animal welfare groups oppose padded steel-jawed traps.
▪ It is the money-making of animal rights organisations which science threatens, not animal welfare.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the animal/plant/mineral kingdom
▪ It ignores the obvious discriminations which we make between similar treatment of different species within the animal kingdom.
▪ Its object was to show the comparative structure and functions of organs throughout the animal kingdom.
▪ Molluscs Molluscs belong to the largest phylum in the animal kingdom and are a very varied group of animals.
▪ The circles were full up, and therefore man was not a part of the animal kingdom at all.
▪ They are the tanks of the animal kingdom, and they come in many forms.
▪ This we shall see to be as true of man as of any of his relatives in the animal kingdom.
▪ Upon the balance between them depends the enormous variety of societies seen in the animal kingdom.
▪ With man effort not often matched in the animal kingdom, he overcame that considerable obstacle.
the natural/animal/plant world
▪ He can live in and accept the natural world, yet his soul lofts upward.
▪ However we have seen that quantum theory places considerable restraint on a plain man's objectivist view of the natural world.
▪ In that casual gesture she trampled upon an awesome human achievement and upon great sacrifices contributed by the natural world.
▪ It is not true that the will to power alone characterises the animal world.
▪ Similarly, these continuing contests in the natural world were leading to areas which were specialised in their functions.
▪ The focus today is not the predicted disappearance of order but the abundance of it throughout the natural world.
▪ We must learn to accept it as a law of the natural world.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And, accordingly, the two retrievers trained by De Cagny for the film came from an animal rescue program.
▪ Both cut to pieces anything animal in their path, and both have acquired a mystique of terror in their own land.
▪ George Mendonca, a topiary gardener and real-life Edward Scissorhands who clips animal forms from plants.
▪ In the end, plant and animal life is choked to death.
▪ Road protesters, animal liberationists, that sort of thing.
▪ She also was a benefactor to other health support groups and animal charities.
▪ There are constant reminders that we, too, are animal beings and part of nature, not mere observers.
▪ We have also prepared many animal carcasses or parts of them as study specimens.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Animal

Animal \An"i*mal\, n. [L., fr. anima breath, soul: cf. F. animal. See Animate.]

  1. An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity.

  2. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals.

Animal

Animal \An"i*mal\, a. [Cf. F. animal.]

  1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.

  2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.

  3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.

    Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism.

    Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.

    Animal flower (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc.

    Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature.

    Animal spirits. See under Spirit.

    Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers.

    Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms, and the principal classes under them, generally recognized at the present time: Vertebrata, including Mammalia or Mammals, Aves or Birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces or Fishes, Marsipobranchiata (Craniota); and Leptocardia (Acrania). Tunicata, including the Thaliacea, and Ascidioidea or Ascidians. Articulata or Annulosa, including Insecta, Myriapoda, Malacapoda, Arachnida, Pycnogonida, Merostomata, Crustacea (Arthropoda); and Annelida, Gehyrea (Anarthropoda). Helminthes or Vermes, including Rotifera, Ch[ae]tognatha, Nematoidea, Acanthocephala, Nemertina, Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Mesozea. Molluscoidea, including Brachiopoda and Bryozoa. Mollusca, including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Pteropoda, Scaphopoda, Lamellibranchiata or Acephala. Echinodermata, including Holothurioidea, Echinoidea, Asterioidea, Ophiuroidea, and Crinoidea. C[oe]lenterata, including Anthozoa or Polyps, Ctenophora, and Hydrozoa or Acalephs. Spongiozoa or Porifera, including the sponges. Protozoa, including Infusoria and Rhizopoda. For definitions, see these names in the Vocabulary.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
animal

early 14c. (but rare before c.1600, and not in KJV, 1611), "any living creature" (including humans), from Latin animale "living being, being which breathes," neuter of animalis "animate, living; of the air," from anima "breath, soul; a current of air" (see animus, and compare deer). Drove out the older beast in common usage. Used of brutish humans from 1580s.

animal

late 14c., from animal (n.). Animal rights is attested from 1879; animal liberation from 1973. Animal magnetism originally (1784) referred to mesmerism.

Wiktionary
animal

Etymology 1 n. 1 In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants). 2 In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being. 3 In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.). Etymology 2

a. 1 Of or relating to animals. 2 Raw, base, unhindered by social codes. 3 Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation. 4 (context slang Ireland English) Excellent.

WordNet
animal
  1. adj. of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice" [syn: animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual]

  2. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; "the animal kingdom"; "animal instincts"; "animal fats" [ant: vegetable, mineral]

animal

n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna]

Wikipedia
Animal (disambiguation)

An animal is a multicellular, eukaryotic organism of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa.

Animal or Animals may also refer to:

Animal (Muppet)

Animal is the fictional wild and frenzied drummer of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the fictional band from The Muppet Show. He is one of the Muppets originally created by Michael K. Frith.

Animal (Def Leppard song)

"Animal" is a song recorded by English hard rock band Def Leppard in 1987 from the album Hysteria. It was the second single release off the album, and became the band's first Top 10 hit in their native UK, reaching No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

Animal (Pearl Jam song)

"Animal" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released in 1994 as the third single from the band's second studio album, Vs. (1993). Although credited to all members of Pearl Jam, it features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music primarily written by guitarist Stone Gossard. The song peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).

Animal (R.E.M. song)

"Animal" is a single released by R.E.M. It was one of two new songs recorded for the band's Warner Bros. Records compilation album, In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (the other being " Bad Day"), and was released as a single in support of the album.

The video to Animal stars lead singer Michael Stipe and shows an artist's conception of the idea of a solar eclipse allowing energy of all forms, including emotions between people, to be seen as visual light. The music video was not included on In View - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003, the DVD supporting In Time, as it had not been filmed until after its release.

Animal (book)

Animal is a non-fiction coffee table book edited by David Burnie, who was the main-editor, and several co-authors. The full title of the book is: Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to The World's WildLife. The 624-page book was published by Dorling Kindersley in 2001. The book is printed in full gloss paper and has numerous, full-color pictures.

The book is divided into several separate sections, each covering either a specific topic or a class of animals such as mammals or reptiles. The introduction deals with how animals are classified. It also touches on animal behaviour and life cycles. Later content delves into the habitats of animals and how they live in them, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Invertebrates.

Category:2001 books Category:Natural history books Category:Coffee table books Category:Dorling Kindersley books

Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)

"Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" is a song by heavy metal band W.A.S.P., originally intended for their debut self-titled album, but was dropped before the album's release, although it appears as a bonus track on the 1998 reissue. Written by Blackie Lawless, the song was released as the band's first single. Due to his religious beliefs, Blackie Lawless will no longer perform this song live.

In the USA the song was first released in a live version in 1988. The studio version was available in that region only in 1998, on the reissue of W.A.S.P.'s debut album.

ANIMAL (image processing)

ANIMAL (first implementation: 1988 - revised: 2004) is an interactive environment for image processing that is oriented toward the rapid prototyping, testing, and modification of algorithms. To create ANIMAL (AN IMage ALgebra), XLISP of David Betz was extended with some new types: sockets, arrays, images, masks, and drawables.

The theoretical framework and the implementation of the working environment is described in the paper "ANIMAL: AN IMage ALgebra".

In the theoretical framework of ANIMAL a digital image is a boundless matrix with its history. However, in the implementation it is bounded by a rectangular region in the discrete plane and the elements outside the region have a constant value. The size and position of the region in the plane (focus) is defined by the coordinates of the rectangle. In this way all the pixels, including those on the border, have the same number of neighbors (useful in local operators, such as digital filters). Furthermore, pixelwise commutative operations remain commutative on image level, independently on focus (size and position of the rectangular regions). The history is a list which tracks the operations and parameters applied to the matrix. This mechanism is useful to document algorithms and generate new functions.

ANIMAL has been ported to R, a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. The new implementation is free and is used in a recent book to illustrate the use of template matching techniques in computer vision (see the preface of the book code companion).

Animal (2005 film)

Animal is a 2005 direct-to-video film starring Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Chazz Palminteri, and Jim Brown. It was directed by David J. Burke and written by David C. Johnson. The film's profits were the subject of a lawsuit against the film's distributor, DEJ Productions. The case was still active into the year 2011. It was followed up by a 2008 sequel, Animal 2. The story of Willie Lynch is mentioned in the film, and passed on from father to son to half-brother. The film holds that the story is factual.

Animal (Jebediah song)

"Animal" is the first single from Australian alternative rock band Jebediah's second studio album, Of Someday Shambles. It was released on 9 August 1999, which reached number 16 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and polled at number 19 on national radio station, Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1999. The track was co-written by all four band members: Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Vanessa Thornton.

Animal (Motor Ace album)

Animal is the third and final album by Australian post-grunge band Motor Ace, released in 2005. A more reflective CD, it had less emphasis on upbeat rock and was heralded by critics as Motor Ace's most mature work yet.

Unfortunately, Animal didn't quite reach the commercial heights of its predecessors, dropping out of the ARIA Top 40 after only three weeks. The album received little, if any, support from radio - including Triple J, which had previously given the band heavy airplay. The commercial failure of the album prompted Motor Ace to officially disband by the end of 2005.

Animal (Juvenile song)
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Animal (2001 film)

Animalada ( English: Animal) is a 2001 Argentine black comedy film directed and written by Sergio Bizzio.

Animal

Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa). All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently at some point in their lives. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. All animals are heterotrophs: they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance.

Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago. Animals can be divided broadly into vertebrates and invertebrates. Vertebrates have a backbone or spine ( vertebral column), and amount to less than five percent of all described animal species. They include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The remaining animals are the invertebrates, which lack a backbone. These include molluscs ( clams, oysters, octopuses, squid, snails); arthropods ( millipedes, centipedes, insects, spiders, scorpions, crabs, lobsters, shrimp); annelids ( earthworms, leeches), cnidarians ( jellyfish, sea anemones, corals), and sponges.

Animal (Animosity album)

Animal is the third and last studio album by American death metal band Animosity, released in 2007.

Animal (clothing)

Animal is a UK action sports lifestyle brand based in Poole, England. The company was created in 1987, by two surfers looking for a solution to continuously losing their watches in the water due to the straps breaking under extreme conditions.

The simplicity and rugged nature of the strap made it suitable for crossing over into other action sports such as windsurfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and mountain biking. Before long, Animal started to make sports watches, apparel and accessories. Animal is now an international brand producing action sports inspired clothing, watches, wetsuits, technical outerwear, eyewear, footwear, luggage and accessories. In 1997 it was bought by the limited company H Young Holdings.

Animal sponsors a team of riders in each of its core sports. These are surfing, BMX, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and snowboarding. Animal’s 'rider-refined' program means all products get tried, tested and tweaked by the Animal pro team.

The company has 38 stores in the UK including 2 outlet stores and supplies a number of International territories.

Animal (journal)

Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience is an academic journal established February 2007 and published monthly by Cambridge University Press.

It is owned by British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) and European Association for Animal Production (EAAP).

It is the merge of three journals:

  • Animal Science - (BSAS)
  • Animal Research - / (INRA)
  • Reproduction, Nutrition, Development - / (INRA)
Animal (Miike Snow song)

"Animal" is a song performed by Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. It was released as the first single from the band's 2009 self-titled debut album on 17 February 2009 through Columbia and Downtown Records. Written by the band alongside Henrik Jonback, "Animal" is a pop song with instrumentation provided by horns and staccato synthesizers. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt has explained that it has an ambiguous meaning; its lyrics can be interpreted as dealing with matters such as addiction, basic instincts or dissatisfaction when one's needs are not met by society.

Applauding its catchiness and pop sound, critics were positive towards "Animal". Following its release in the United Kingdom, the single managed to peak at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart, but failed to chart elsewhere. Two music videos were made to promote the release of "Animal"; the first was directed by Sebastian Mlynarski and depicts the band wearing different animal masks, and the second video, directed by Anthony Dickenson, features a mixture of projections, animation and performance footage.

Animal (restaurant)

Animal is a restaurant located in Los Angeles, United States, and known for its bacon dishes. The restaurant opened in the spring of 2008.

Animal (1977 film)

L'Animal ( 1977) is an action-comedy film directed by Claude Zidi and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Raquel Welch. It was distributed in the U.S. by Analysis Film Releasing Corp.

Animal (audio play)

Animal is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Animal (R.I.O. song)

"Animal" is a Euro-House track by German Dance-Band R.I.O., featuring vocals from Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop singer U-Jean. The song was written by Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter and Andres Ballinas. It was released in Germany as a digital download on 2 December 2011. The song's chorus features a re-creation of the synth riff from Levels by Avicii while R.I.O. and U-Jean overdub a new vocal hook.

Animal (2014 film)

Animal is a 2014 American horror thriller film directed by Brett Simmons, and starring Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Gillies, Keke Palmer, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film follows a group of friends that find themselves terrorized by a bloodthirsty beast. The film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on June 17, 2014.

Animal (Kesha album)

Animal is the debut studio album by American pop singer Kesha. The album was released on January 1, 2010, by RCA Records. Kesha worked with a variety of producers and writers such as Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Benny Blanco, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and others. Kesha had been recording demos for several years when one eventually ended up in the hands of Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at BMI. Cox passed along the demo and it ended up in the hands of Gottwald, who decided to have Kesha perform on the song " Right Round". Within two months, the song became a hit in multiple countries around the world. The event led to Kesha being sought after by many major labels, and she eventually signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records.

The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Some appreciated its fun, carefree nature, while others dismissed it as juvenile and said that it seemed insincere. Lyrically, the majority of the album's songs are based on Kesha's past life experiences of love, heartbreak, boys, and having a good time. Musically, Animal draws from the electropop genre, while incorporating elements of dance-pop in its production and beats. The album attained chart success, debuting at number one in Canada, the United States, and Greece, while charting within the top ten in seven other countries. Animal was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1,400,000 million copies and has sold over 4,500,000 million copies worldwide.

Four singles were released from the album. Its lead single, " Tik Tok", was released on August 7, 2009 and was a worldwide hit, reaching number one in eleven countries. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed at the top for nine consecutive weeks. The song sold 12.8 million digital copies worldwide in 2010, making it the best selling single of the year; it sold 5,633,000 downloads in the United States alone, making it the sixth best-selling song in digital history. It has now sold over 15 million copies worldwide, and as of August 7, 2014 (exactly five years after its release), it is the second best-selling digital single worldwide. The album's second, third and fourth singles, " Blah Blah Blah", " Your Love Is My Drug" and " Take It Off" all achieved similar success reaching the top ten in multiple countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. The album's commercial success led to its nomination for the Juno Award for "Best International Album" in 2011.

Animal (Neon Trees song)

"Animal" is the lead single from Neon Trees' debut studio album, Habits. It debuted in October 2009 at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has reached a peak of number 13 in its twenty-two week on the chart. In Canada, the song debuted at number 95 on the Canadian Hot 100 and has climbed to number 29. The song has reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart after 32 weeks, making "Animal" their first number-one song on a Billboard chart. This also broke the record for the longest-length of time for a song to get to the top of that list after entering. The song reached number two on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. In one of the music videos of the song, the band is destroying an art gallery. On May 22, 2011, the song won Top Alternative Song in the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2010.

Animal (Conor Maynard song)

"Animal" is a song by British singer Conor Maynard from his debut studio album, Contrast. It was released as the album's fourth single as a digital download on 20 January 2013, it features vocals from English rapper, MC, songwriter, record producer and recording artist Wiley (also known as "The Godfather of Grime"). The song was written by Conor Maynard, The Invisible Men, Sophie Stern, Kurtis McKenzie, Joey Dyer, Jon Mills and produced by The Invisible Men, The Arcade. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 34 on 20 January 2013, climbing twenty-eight places the following week to number 6, becoming Maynard's third highest-charting single.

Animal (EP)

Animal is Hidden in Plain View's first release since they regrouped in 2014. This marks the bands 6th release. This was also their first release on Rise Records. This was released on April 14th, 2015.

Usage examples of "animal".

I think this must be admitted, when we find that there are hardly any domestic races, either amongst animals or plants, which have not been ranked by some competent judges as mere varieties, and by other competent judges as the descendants of aboriginally distinct species.

Principle is not an absolute possession of the animal Kinds and is not even an absolute possession to all men.

The secretion with animal matter in solution is then drawn by capillary attraction over the whole surface of the leaf, causing all the glands to secrete and allowing them to absorb the diffused animal matter.

Utricularia,-it is probable that these processes absorb excrementitious and decaying animal matter.

But more evidence is necessary before we fully admit that the glands of this saxifrage can absorb, even with ample time allowed, animal matter from the minute insects which they occasionally and accidentally capture.

After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.

A plant of Drosera, with the edges of its leaves curled inwards, so as to form a temporary stomach, with the glands of the closely inflected tentacles pouring forth their acid secretion, which dissolves animal matter, afterwards to be absorbed, may be said to feed like an animal.

In like manner, the glands of the stomach of animals secrete pepsin, as Schiff asserts, only after they have absorbed certain soluble substances, which he designates as peptogenes.

In the guise of performance art, Actionists like Nitsch, Muehl and Schwarzkogler had conducted animal sacrifices in public.

A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.

So Cap had a theory to explain the strange sequences the Judy Lab had revealed: chimpanzee, human, and hybrid all in the same animal, laced with sequences from the adenovirus that did most of the splicing.

If there was any doubt that the adrenal cortex is essential to life, this was banished as a result of animal experimentation.

In 1930 it was noticed that in animals from which the pituitary was removed, fhe adrenal cortex shriveled.

The plague vaccine was found to be ineffective against aerosol dissemination in animal studies.

And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.