Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 366 (Animal)

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#366. Animal. -- N. animal, animal kingdom; fauna; brute creation.

beast, brute, creature, critter [US dialect], wight, created being; creeping thing, living thing; dumb animal, dumb creature; zoophyte.

[major divisions of animals] mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, crustacean, shellfish, mollusk, worm, insect, arthropod, microbe.

[microscopic animals] microbe, animalcule &c. 193.

[reptiles] alligator, crocodile; saurian; dinosaur [extinct]; snake, serpent, viper, eft; asp, aspick[obs].

[amphibians] frog, toad.

[fishes] trout, bass, tuna, muskelunge, sailfish, sardine, mackerel.

[insects] ant, mosquito, bee, honeybee.

[arthropods] tardigrade, spider.

[classificatiopn by number of feet] biped, quadruped.

flocks and herds, live stock; domestic animals, wild animals; game, ferae naturae[Lat]; beasts of the field, fowls of the air, denizens of the sea; black game, black grouse; blackcock[obs], duck, grouse, plover, rail, snipe.

[domesticated mammals] horse &c. (beast of burden) 271; cattle, kine[obs], ox; bull, bullock; cow, milch cow, calf, heifer, shorthorn; sheep; lamb, lambkin[obs]; ewe, ram, tup; pig, swine, boar, hog, sow; steer, stot[obs]; tag, teg[obs]; bison, buffalo, yak, zebu, dog, cat.

[dogs] dog, hound; pup, puppy; whelp, cur, mongrel; house dog, watch dog, sheep dog, shepherd's dog, sporting dog, fancy dog, lap dog, toy dog, bull dog, badger dog; mastiff; blood hound, grey hound, stag hound, deer hound, fox hound, otter hound; harrier, beagle, spaniel, pointer, setter, retriever; Newfoundland; water dog, water spaniel; pug, poodle; turnspit; terrier; fox terrier, Skye terrier; Dandie Dinmont; collie.

[cats][generally] feline, puss, pussy; grimalkin[obs]; gib cat, tom cat.

[wild mammals] fox, Reynard, vixen, stag, deer, hart, buck, doe, roe; caribou, coyote, elk, moose, musk ox, sambar[obs].

bird; poultry, fowl, cock, hen, chicken, chanticleer, partlet[obs], rooster, dunghill cock, barn door fowl; feathered tribes, feathered songster; singing bird, dicky bird; canary, warbler; finch; aberdevine[obs], cushat[obs], cygnet, ringdove[obs], siskin, swan, wood pigeon.

[undesirable animals] vermin, varmint[Western US], pest.

Adj. animal, zoological

equine, bovine, vaccine, canine, feline, fishy; piscatory[obs], piscatorial; molluscous[obs], vermicular; gallinaceous, rasorial[obs], solidungulate[obs], soliped[obs].