HyperDic: inanimate

English > 3 senses of the word inanimate:
ADJECTIVEallinanimatebelonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
allinanimate, nonliving, non-livingnot endowed with life
allinanimate, breathless, pulselessappearing dead
inanimate > pronunciation
Soundsihnae'nahmaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > inanimate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBelonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things.
Example"the word 'car' is inanimate"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
OppositeanimateBelonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
Spanishinanimado
Catalaninanimat
English > inanimate: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot endowed with life.
Examples
  • "the inorganic world is inanimate"
  • "inanimate objects"
Synonymsnonliving, non-living
Attribute ofanimateness, aliveness, livenessThe property of being animated
Narrowernonconsciousrelating to the lack of consciousness of inanimate things
Oppositeanimateendowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
Spanishinanimado
Catalaninanimat
Nounsinanimatenessnot having life
English > inanimate: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAppearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse.
Example"an inanimate body"
Synonymsbreathless, pulseless
Broaderdeadno longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Spanishinanimado
Nounsinanimatenessnot having life

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