What is inanimate?

  • (adj): Belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things.
    Example: "The word 'car' is inanimate"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on inanimate:

Swampy Cree Language - Morphology - Verbs - Transitive Inanimate Verbs
... Transitive inanimate verbs are of, basically, two types Type 1 are those with a stem that ends in a consonant (ex "wāpaht-am" --> "he sees it") and Type 2 are those where the transitive inanimate stem end in a ... Ellis groups them with Type 2 transitive inanimate verbs because they also function like transitive inanimate verbs while taking animate intransitive endings (ex "wāpahtam s ...
Magician Dor - Talent Breakdown
... When Dor questions the inanimate, it must answer him ... The inanimate also "verbally" obeys his command ... After longtime association with Dor, the inanimate can talk without a command ...
Santali Language - Morphology - Pronouns
... unkin onko The interrogative pronouns have different form for animate ('who?') and inanimate ('what?'), and referential ('which?') vs ... non-referential Animate Inanimate Referential ɔkɔe oka Non-referential cele cet' The indefinite pronouns are Animate Inanimate 'any' jãheã jãhã 'some ... Simple Animate Inanimate Proximate nui noa Distal uni ona Remote həni hana Particularized Animate Inanimate Proximate nii niə Distal ini inə Remote enko in ...
Gender In English - Modern English - Other Pronouns
... between animate (or rather human) and inanimate (non-human) referents is made ... form whose can be used as a relative pronoun even when the antecedent is inanimate), while which and what refer to inanimate things (and non-human animals) ...
Slovak Declension - Legend
... and numerals it is necessary to distinguish between animate and inanimate ones ... An animate noun is a person (for example father, Peter) and an inanimate noun is any other noun (for example table, fear, democracy) ... and in pl.), and for the inanimate nouns, the N is identical with the A (both in sg ...

More definitions of "inanimate":

  • (adj): Appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse.
    Example: "An inanimate body"
    Synonyms: breathless, pulseless
  • (adj): Not endowed with life.
    Example: "The inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"
    Synonyms: nonliving, dead

Famous quotes containing the word inanimate:

    The sceptics assert, though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects, as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    While on that old grey stone I sat
    Under the old wind-broken tree,
    I knew that One is animate,
    Mankind inanimate phantasy.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anaesthesia. But there is no escaping him. It is your turn now.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)