animal kingdom

noun

Definition of animal kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals — compare mineral kingdom, plant kingdom

Examples of animal kingdom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the birds, breakups come with a personal cost: the vanishing of one of the most compelling emotional bonds in the animal kingdom. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 23 Nov. 2021 Coffee’s team is tasked with showcasing how two animals that don't ordinarily get along can celebrate the holiday together in the animal kingdom. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Nov. 2021 The answer is a common theme in the animal kingdom, the urge to reproduce. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Nov. 2021 Sperm whales have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, six times the size of ours. Christoph Droesser, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2021 People will be dressed in the elaborate costumes of 250 animals in an interpretation of the reaction of the animal kingdom to the news of the new Queen. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2021 An understanding of zero could be a more general trait across the animal kingdom than had been thought. Jordana Cepelewicz, Wired, 15 Aug. 2021 An understanding of zero could be a more general trait across the animal kingdom than had been thought. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2021 Many creatures of the animal kingdom share a unique sense of navigation, but not all humans are so gifted. CBS News, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of animal kingdom

1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of animal kingdom was in 1650

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29 Nov 2021

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“Animal kingdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20kingdom. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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animal kingdom

noun

Kids Definition of animal kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals

animal kingdom

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Medical Definition of animal kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals — compare mineral kingdom, plant kingdom

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