Carnivore meaning

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The definition of a carnivore is a person or animal who eats meat.

A man who eats steak is an example of a carnivore.

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Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
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A network analyzer used by the FBI that analyzes email packets of suspected criminals. Officially known as DCS100, FBI agents bring Windows 2000 PCs with the Carnivore software installed into an ISP and plug them into a switch port. Carnivore was designed to capture all email packets as they originated as well as be able to hone in on just the suspected user without reading packets from others. See network analyzer.
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Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
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An insectivorous plant.
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(taxonomy) A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
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Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
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Any of an order (Carnivora) of fanged, flesh-eating mammals, including the dog, bear, cat, and seal.
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Any animal that consumes other animals.
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Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
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A plant that ingests small animals, esp. insects.
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Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
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An insectivorous plant.
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A plant that eats insects, such as a Venus flytrap.
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Origin of carnivore

  • From French meat-eating from Latin carnivorus carnivorous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French carnivore, from Latin carnivorus.

    From Wiktionary