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  ( animals    plural  )
1       n-count   An animal is a living creature such as a dog, lion, or rabbit, rather than a bird, fish, insect, or human being.  
He was attacked by wild animals..., He had a real knowledge of animals, birds and flowers.     
2       n-count   Any living creature other than a human being can be referred to as an animal.  
Language is something which fundamentally distinguishes humans from animals., ...a habitat for plants and animals.     
3       n-count   Any living creature, including a human being, can be referred to as an animal.  
Watch any young human being, or any other young animal.     
4       adj   Animal products come from animals rather than from plants.  
The illegal trade in animal products continues to flourish...     

animal rights     
People who are concerned with animal rights believe very strongly that animals should not be exploited or harmed by humans.      n-uncount   oft N n  
animal testing     
Animal testing involves doing scientific tests on animals when developing new products or drugs.      n-uncount  
pack animal        ( pack animals    plural  ) A pack animal is an animal such as a horse or donkey that is used to carry things on journeys.      n-count  
stuffed animal        ( stuffed animals    plural  ) Stuffed animals are toys that are made of cloth filled with a soft material and which look like animals.  
  (AM)      n-count   (=stuffed toy)  
in BRIT, use soft toy     
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expression used when nothing is going well
A small invertebrate animal such as an insect or spider
[UK] [informal] Ex.: Don't be afraid; these minibeasts won't devour the big one you are!
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
a person who hunts wild animals
related to animals which are slaughtered without prior stunning and the resulting meat (kosher or hallal meat mostly)
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