animate thing

noun
a living (or once living) entity
Syn: ↑living thing
Members of this Topic: ↑young, ↑immature, ↑viability
Hypernyms: ↑whole, ↑unit
Hyponyms: ↑organism, ↑being, ↑life, ↑biont, ↑cell

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  • animate — verb (t) /ˈænəmeɪt / (say anuhmayt) (animated, animating) 1. to give life to; make alive. 2. to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous: *his fine heart still beating stoutly, but unable to animate his blank mind, or to sustain a spirit which had… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Thing — (th[i^]ng), n. [AS. [thorn]ing a thing, cause, assembly, judicial assembly; akin to [thorn]ingan to negotiate, [thorn]ingian to reconcile, conciliate, D. ding a thing, OS. thing thing, assembly, judicial assembly, G. ding a thing, formerly also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thing — /θɪŋ / (say thing) noun 1. a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimate object. 2. some entity, object, or creature which is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described: the stick had a brass thing on it. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • animate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin animatus, past participle of animare to give life to, from anima breath, soul; akin to Old English ōthian to breathe, Latin animus spirit, Greek anemos wind, Sanskrit aniti he breathes Date: 15th …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • animate — an|i|mate1 [ ænı,meıt ] verb transitive to make someone or something more lively, active, or interested: Sports were the only thing that really animated him. an attempt to animate the discussion animate an|i|mate 2 [ ænımət ] adjective FORMAL… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • animate — I UK [ˈænɪmeɪt] / US [ˈænɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms animate : present tense I/you/we/they animate he/she/it animates present participle animating past tense animated past participle animated to make someone or something more lively,… …   English dictionary

  • thing — n. 1. Being (animate or inanimate), creature, substance, body, object, created being. 2. Inanimate object, lump of matter, lifeless substance. 3. Event, transaction, deed, act, action, occurrence, circumstance, matter. 4. Part, portion, something …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • living thing — noun a living (or once living) entity (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑animate thing • Members of this Topic: ↑young, ↑immature, ↑viability • Hypernyms: ↑whole, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swamp Thing — This article is about the fictional comics character. For other uses, see Swamp Thing (disambiguation). Alex Olsen redirects here. For the American poet, see Alix Olson. Swamp Thing Swamp Thing vol. 2 #93, (March 1990). Art by John Totleben …   Wikipedia

  • Dravidian languages — Family of 23 languages indigenous to and spoken principally in South Asia by more than 210 million people. The four major Dravidian languages of southern India Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam have independent scripts and long documented… …   Universalium

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