an oat, Avena sterilis, of the Mediterranean region, having spikelets that twist or move when exposed to sudden moisture, due to the hygroscopic action of the awns.
to give life to; make alive: God animated the dust. to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to: Her presence animated the party. to fill with courage or boldness; encourage: to animate weary troops. to move or stir to action; motivate: He was animated by religious zeal. to give motion to: leaves […]
full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty. made or equipped to move or give the appearance of moving in an animallike fashion: animated puppets. containing representations of animals or mechanical objects that appear to move as real ones do: an animated window display. Contemporary Examples “I think […]
a person or thing that . an artist who draws cartoons. Contemporary Examples An installation by South African animator William Kentridge, vaguely on the subject of time, recalls 1920s expressionist theater. The Art Exhibition Documenta Contains Almost Too Much Good Art to Experience Blake Gopnik June 8, 2012 I wanted to be an animator when […]
a preliminary form of a television commercial consisting of a series of drawings with a voice-over, prepared chiefly for test-marketing. of or relating to animatics.