different animal

Definition of different animal

  1. :  something different The sport has changed. It's a very/completely different animal today.

Word by Word Definitions

differentplay
  1. :  partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality :  dissimilar

    :  not the same: such as

    :  distinct

  1. :  differently

animalplay
  1. :  any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (such as protozoans) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (such as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation

    :  one of the lower animals (see 3lower 3) as distinguished from human beings

    :  mammal

  1. :  of, relating to, resembling, or derived from animals

    :  of or relating to the physical or sentient as contrasted with the intellectual or rational

    :  sensual, fleshly


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