Definition of Animate being

1. Noun. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.

Exact synonyms: Animal, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Examples of category: Ritual Killing, Sacrifice, Tracking, Trailing, Micro-organism, Microorganism, Actinomycete, Trap, Humaneness, Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure, Side, Nose, Diet, Transmitter, Vector, Sitter, Stander, Wart, Schistosome Dermatitis, Swimmer's Itch, Bone, Debone, Domesticate, Tame, Domesticate, Domesticise, Domesticize, Reclaim, Tame, Drench, Crop, Graze, Pasture, Crested, Topknotted, Tufted, Bone-covered, Free-swimming, Unattached, Hispid, Flesh-eating, Meat-eating, Zoophagous, Phytophagic, Phytophagous, Phytophilous, Plant-eating, All-devouring, Insectivorous, Epizootic, Adult, Big, Full-grown, Fully Grown, Grown, Grownup, Half-blooded, Half-bred, Half-breed, Registered, Unregistered, Gregarious, Social
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Specialized synonyms: Pest, Critter, Creepy-crawly, Darter, Peeper, Homeotherm, Homoiotherm, Homotherm, Ectotherm, Poikilotherm, Range Animal, Varment, Varmint, Scavenger, Work Animal, Domestic Animal, Domesticated Animal, Feeder, Migrator, Molter, Moulter, Pet, Stayer, Stunt, Marine Animal, Marine Creature, Sea Animal, Sea Creature, Female, Male, Adult, Offspring, Young, Pureblood, Purebred, Thoroughbred, Giant, Survivor, Mutant, Herbivore, Insectivore, Acrodont, Pleurodont, Zooplankton, Conceptus, Embryo, Fertilized Egg, Chordate, Invertebrate, Metazoan, Omnivore, Predator, Predatory Animal, Prey, Quarry, Game, Hexapod, Biped, Larva, Racer, Fictional Animal, Captive, Mate
Terms within: Animal Tissue
Terms within: Caput, Head, Face
Derivative terms: Animalise, Animalize, Beastly, Bestial, Create

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Animate Being

animate being (current term)
animate thing
animated cartoon
animated cartoons
animated oat

Literary usage of Animate being

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Southern Review (1830)
"A physical fact is a fact considered to have its seat in some inanimate beine ; or, if in an animate being, by virtue not of the qualities by which it is ..."

2. Ancient Religion and Modern Thought by William Samuel Lilly (1885)
"I am persuaded that the true self of every animate being is spiritual. I do not, of course, say that all souls are the same, or that human souls have not ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1913)
""A physical fact is a fact considered to have its seat in some inanimate being; or if an animate being, by virtue, not of the qualities by which it is ..."

4. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"A physical fact is a fact considered to have its seat' in some inanimate being: or, if in an animate being, by virtue, not of the qualities by which it is ..."

5. The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, A. M. (Alistair Matheson) Duncan, Eric J. Aiton, Judith Veronica Field (1997)
"I saw that all the many things which come from the body of an animate being and testify that there is a soul in it, also come from the body of the Earth.7" ..."

6. A Treatise on the Nature, Principles and Rules of Circumstancial Evidence by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1868)
"(c) A psychological fact is " a fact considered to have its seat in some animate being ; and that by virtue of the qualities by which it is constituted ..."

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