inanimate


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in·an·i·mate

 (ĭn-ăn′ə-mĭt)
adj.
1. Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms.
2. Not animated or energetic; dull.
3. Grammar Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for nonliving things: The word car is inanimate; the word dog is animate.

in·an′i·mate·ly adv.
in·an′i·mate·ness n.

inanimate

(ɪnˈænɪmɪt)
adj
1. lacking the qualities or features of living beings; not animate: inanimate objects.
2. lacking any sign of life or consciousness; appearing dead
3. lacking vitality; spiritless; dull
inˈanimately adv
inˈanimateness, inanimation n

in•an•i•mate

(ɪnˈæn ə mɪt)

adj.
1. not animate; lifeless.
2. spiritless; sluggish; dull.
3. (of a linguistic item) used with reference to objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition (opposed to animate).
[1555–65; < Late Latin]
in•an′i•mate•ly, adv.
in•an′i•mate•ness, in•an`i•ma′tion (-ˈmeɪ ʃən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inanimate - belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word `car' is inanimate"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
animate - belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
2.inanimate - not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"
animate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
3.inanimate - appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

inanimate

adjective lifeless, inert, dead, cold, extinct, defunct, inactive, soulless, quiescent, spiritless, insensate, insentient He thinks that inanimate objects have a life of their own.
living, active, alive, moving, lively, animate, alive and kicking, full of beans (informal)

inanimate

adjective
Completely lacking sensation or consciousness:
Translations
جامِد، لا حَياة فيه
neživý
død
dauîur, lífvana
negyvas
nedzīvs
cansız

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmɪt] ADJ [object] → inanimado

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmət] adjinanimé(e)

inanimate

adjleblos, tot; nature, worldunbelebt

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmɪt] adjinanimato/a

inanimate

(inˈӕnimət) adjective
not living. A rock is an inanimate object.

in·an·i·mate

a. inanimado-a, sin vida, falto de animación.
References in classic literature ?
She became attached to inanimate objects, and because it was her own, could not bare to have anyone touch the furniture of her room.
As this simple and yet terrible annunciation stole on the ears of the multitude, a stillness as deep and awful succeeded as if the venerated spirit they worshiped had uttered the words without the aid of human organs; and even the inanimate Uncas appeared a being of life, compared with the humbled and submissive throng by whom he was surrounded.
I never saw so much expression in an inanimate thing before, and we all know how much expression they have
A gift, a faculty, if it had not been departed, was suspended and inanimate within me.
And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.
But just in proportion as I regard this as not wholly a brute force, but partly a human force, and consider that I have relations to those millions as to so many millions of men, and not of mere brute or inanimate things, I see that appeal is possible, first and instantaneously, from them to the Maker of them, and, secondly, from them to themselves.
I realized, then, what a creepy, dull, inanimate horror this land had been to me all these years, and how I had been in such a stifled condition of mind as to have grown used to it almost beyond the power to notice it.
ivy-mailed battlements, moldering towers--the Lear of inanimate nature--deserted, discrowned, beaten by the storms, but royal still, and beautiful.
It was pressed upon me by every object within sight or hearing, animate or inanimate.
But I liked his physiognomy even less than before: it struck me as being at the same time unsettled and inanimate.
He exerted preterhuman self-denial in abstaining from finishing him completely; but getting out of breath, he finally desisted, and dragged the apparently inanimate body on to the settle.
On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly--a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.