from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flesh-eating animal.
- n. Any of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons.
- n. One who victimizes or injures others; a predator.
- n. An insectivorous plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
- n. A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Carnivora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A carnivorous animal; one of the Carnivora.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any animal that feeds on flesh
- n. a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
From French, meat-eating, from Latin carnivorus; see carnivorous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from Latin carnivorus. (Wiktionary)