animal kingdom

noun

: 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 In honor of Dads of all species, bike tours will focus on what maternal and paternal care look like throughout the animal kingdom. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 13 June 2024 Researchers are finding signs of multiple phases of sleep all over the animal kingdom. Big Think, 24 June 2024 Today, egg-laying mammals are rare oddballs, with creatures like the platypus and echidna standing out in the animal kingdom. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2024 But, as is often the case in the animal kingdom, there are exceptions. Ben Guarino, Popular Science, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for animal kingdom 

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animal kingdom was in 1650

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“Animal kingdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20kingdom. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

animal kingdom

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

Medical Definition

animal kingdom

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