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Insect vs. Animal

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Main Difference

The main difference between Insect and Animal is that the Insect is a class of invertebrates and Animal is a kingdom of multicellular eukaryotic organisms.

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  • Insect (noun)

    An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.

    "Our shed has several insect infestions, including ants, yellowjackets, and wasps."

  • Insect (noun)

    Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc

    "The swamp is swarming with every sort of insect."

  • Insect (noun)

    A contemptible or powerless person.

    "The manager’s assistant was the worst sort of insect."

  • Animal (noun)

    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."

    "beast|creature"

  • Animal (noun)

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

    "beast"

  • Animal (noun)

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

  • Animal (noun)

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

    "My students are animals."

    "brute|monster|savage"

  • Animal (noun)

    A person of a particular type.

    "He's a political animal."

  • Animal (noun)

    , thing.

    "a whole different animal"

  • Animal (adjective)

    Of or relating to animals.

    "animal instincts"

    "beastly|bestial"

  • Animal (adjective)

    Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.

    "animal passions"

    "animalistic|beastly|bestial|untamed|wild"

  • Animal (adjective)

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

  • Animal (adjective)

    Excellent

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  • Insect (noun)

    a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings

    "insect pests"

  • Insect (noun)

    any small invertebrate animal such as a spider or tick.

  • Animal (noun)

    a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli

    "wild animals adapt badly to a caged life"

    "humans are the only animals who weep"

  • Animal (noun)

    an animal as opposed to a human being

    "are humans superior to animals, or just different?"

  • Animal (noun)

    a mammal, as opposed to a bird, reptile, fish, or insect

    "the snowfall seemed to have chased all birds, animals, and men indoors"

  • Animal (noun)

    a person without human attributes or civilizing influences, especially someone who is very cruel, violent, or repulsive

    "those men have to be animals—what they did to that boy was savage"

  • Animal (noun)

    a particular type of person or thing

    "property development was a different animal altogether"

    "I am a political animal"

  • Animal (adjective)

    relating to or characteristic of animals

    "animal welfare"

    "the evolution of animal life"

  • Animal (adjective)

    of animals as distinct from plants

    "tissues of animal and vegetable protein"

  • Animal (adjective)

    characteristic of the physical and instinctive needs of animals; of the flesh rather than the spirit or intellect

    "a crude surrender to animal lust"

  • Animal (adjective)

    relating to or denoting the pole or extremity of an embryo that contains the more active cytoplasm in the early stages of development.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Insect (noun)

    One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.

  • Insect (noun)

    Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.

  • Insect (noun)

    Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.

  • Insect (noun)

    Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.

  • Insect (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.

  • Insect (adjective)

    Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.

  • Animal (noun)

    An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity.

  • Animal (noun)

    One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals.

  • Animal (adjective)

    Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.

  • Animal (adjective)

    Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.

  • Animal (adjective)

    Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.

Webster Dictionary
  • Insect (noun)

    small air-breathing arthropod

  • Insect (noun)

    a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

  • Animal (noun)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  • Animal (adjective)

    of the appetites and passions of the body;

    "animal instincts"

    "carnal knowledge"

    "fleshly desire"

    "a sensual delight in eating"

    "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"

  • Animal (adjective)

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

    "the animal kingdom"

    "animal instincts"

    "animal fats"

    "decaying vegetable matter"

Princeton's WordNet

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