animate being

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Noun1.animate being - a living organism characterized by voluntary movementanimate being - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
ritual killing, sacrifice - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
tracking, trailing - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
pest - any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.; "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"
critter - a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)
creepy-crawly - an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
darter - a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
peeper - an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
homeotherm, homoiotherm, homotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
ectotherm, poikilotherm - an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
range animal - any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)
varment, varmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
scavenger - any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
work animal - an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
feeder - an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"
migrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
molter, moulter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)
pet - a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
stayer - a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance; "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"
stunt - a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
adult - any mature animal
young, offspring - any immature animal
pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
giant - any creature of exceptional size
survivor - an animal that survives in spite of adversity; "only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"
mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation
herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; "horses are herbivores"; "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
acrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
pleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
zooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
omnivore - an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
predatory animal, predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
prey, quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
game - animal hunted for food or sport
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Hynek used the term 'third kind encounter' as the observation of an 'animate being' related to the earlier phenomena.
To solve complicate problems, for example, TSP, there is heuristics as optimization algorithms inspired by real systems of animate beings [1].
Her work mostly spawns from nightmares and experiences of lucid dreaming, coupled with the egotistic nature of man in relation to his parallel animate beings.
He unleashed the sensitivity of human beings by turning towards themselves, orienting them towards meditation in solitude towards the essential elements of nature, solidarity between animate beings and the grandeur of nature, everything expressed in a discreet, laconic, and measured way, letting pass towards the reader only those few essential elements, which allow the recreation of the poet's feeling.
Perhaps this is the key theme of his oeuvre through the decades: the movement of animate beings. The combination of forest and figures, occasionally with a sofa contradictorily moved from the interior and placed in the front of the scene, provokes myriad images: Twelfth Night, Robin Hood, wood nymphs, fairies, secret tree houses, Mediaeval warfare, hunter-gatherers, midsunimer parties, serial killers, forbidden lovers, boy scouts.
Allah also protected the earth and its animate beings by providing the layers in the atmosphere.
It is Behlor who also instigates consideration of whether animate beings should have free will and encourages it.
However, compatibilist views can be seen as pointing out important ways that animate beings differ from inanimate objects that could justify the asymmetry in our attitudes towards animate and inanimate causes of pain.
The book opens with a chapter overviewing common themes in American Indian philosophy and a chapter explaining Nelson Goodman's constructivism, then discuses areas such as constructive realism, Native conceptions of animate beings and persons, the semantic potency of performance, and circularity as a world-ordering principle.
From being passive garments, intended to provide hygiene, body support and some measure of fashionable sexiness, our underwear has transformed into active, almost animate beings. It beeps and buzzes in the middle of business meetings; sprouts grass in mid- air and generates enough heat to make us cringe.
Mobility, for example, is a perfection within the hierarchy of animate beings, but a defect in love which calls for the steadfastness and fidelity of an intelligent being.