Creature vs. Animal

Creature vs. Animal — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Creature and Animal

Creaturenoun

A living being; an animal or a human.

He's a creature of habit.insects and other creatures

Animalnoun

In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).

A cat is an animal, not a plant. Humans are also animals, under the scientific definition, as we are not plants.

Creaturenoun

A created thing, whether animate or inanimate; a creation.

Animalnoun

In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human.

Creaturenoun

A being subservient to or dependent upon another.

Animalnoun

In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not fishes, insects, etc.).

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Creaturenoun

a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Animalnoun

(figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.

My students are animals.

Creaturenoun

a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

Animalnoun

(informal) A person of a particular type.

He's a political animal.

Creaturenoun

a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Animalnoun

, thing.

a whole different animal
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Animaladjective

Of or relating to animals.

animal instincts

Animaladjective

Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.

animal passions

Animaladjective

Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.

Animaladjective

Excellent

Animalnoun

a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Animaladjective

of the appetites and passions of the body;

animal instinctscarnal knowledgefleshly desirea sensual delight in eatingmusic is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Animaladjective

of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals;

the animal kingdomanimal instinctsanimal fatsdecaying vegetable matter