an animal that is kept as a companion; pet.
a euphemistic term for a pet
Some people reject the use of the word ‘pet’ as exploitative and opt for ‘animal companion.’
- Animal control officer
a government worker responsible for enforcing local ordinances regulating animal ownership and responding to incidents involving animals.
- Animal cracker
a small cookie in the shape of an animal.
- Animal faith
nonrational belief in the existence of a fully knowable world outside the mind. Historical Examples They mark an honest retreat into immediate experience and animal faith. Egotism in German Philosophy George Santayana
- Animal farm
a political satire (1945) by George Orwell. Contemporary Examples The familiar names of his books 1984, Animal Farm, or Homage to Catalonia will not greet you in your journey through his days. Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth Jimmy So August 18, 2012 A long list of favorite books includes Animal Farm, […]