Origin of animeJpn, uncertain or unknown; perhaps ultimately from Eng animation
Origin of animéFrench from Portuguese or Spanish anime, from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Tupí name
Origin of animeJapanese short for animēshon animation from English animation
(countable and uncountable, plural anime or animes)
- (uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese animation, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of animated works from other countries
- I can draw an anime version of you, if you want.
- (countable) An animated work originated in Japan, regardless of the artistic style.
- (rare, countable, chiefly proscribed) An animated work in anime style, regardless of the country of origin.
- A resin from a tropical American tree (Hymenaea courbaril), used to make varnishes.
French animé (“animated”) (from the insects that are entrapped in it); or native name.
anime - Computer Definition
Japanese animation. Pronounced "ah-nee-meh," anime dates back to the early 1900s. A related Japanese term is "manga," which means cartoon.