Definition of animal:

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a living creature; gross; opposite of spiritual.

part of speech: noun

A body possessed of life, sensation, and power of motion.

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The loadstone, which has the property of attracting iron, and of pointing to the poles when freely suspended; a bar of steel, to which the properties of the loadstone are imparted by contact; any piece of iron rendered powerfully attractive by a galvanic current; any powerful attraction. ...