Animal vs Poke - What's the difference?

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In context|figuratively|lang=en terms the difference between animal and poke

is that animal is (figuratively) a person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person while poke is (figuratively) to rummage as in to poke about in .

As nouns the difference between animal and poke

is that animal is in scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants) while poke is (us|slang) a lazy person; a dawdler or poke can be (computing) the storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game or poke can be or poke can be (dialectal) pokeweed.

As a adjective animal

is of or relating to animals.

As a verb poke is

to prod or jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

animal

English

(wikipedia animal)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), a nominal use of an adjective from (m), neuter of (m), from ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
  • In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  • In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
  • (informal) A person of a particular type.
  • Synonyms
    * (organism) beast, creature * (non-human organism) beast * (person who behaves wildly) brute, monster, savage
    Hyponyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) animalis, from either or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to animals.
  • animal instincts
  • Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
  • animal passions
  • Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
  • * 2003', To explain what activated the flesh, ‘'''animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. — Roy Porter, ''Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)
  • (slang, Ireland) Excellent.
  • Synonyms
    * (of animals) beastly, bestial * (unhindered by social codes) animalistic, beastly, bestial, untamed, wild
    Derived terms
    {{der3, animalistic , animal liberation , animal magnetism , manimal}}

    See also

    *

    Anagrams

    * * * * * * ----

    poke

    English

    Etymology 1

    Perhaps from (etyl) poken or (etyl) poken (both from (etyl) ), perhaps imitative.

    Verb

    (pok)
  • To prod or jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Ward showed good pace to beat the advancing Reina to the ball and poke a low finish into the corner.}}
  • To poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning.
  • (figuratively) To rummage as in to poke about in.
  • (computing) To modify the value stored in (a memory address).
  • * 1984 , Franco Frey, SPECGRAFFITI'' (in ''Crash magazine, issue 6, July 1984)
  • The 200 UDGs may be used either by paging between 10 sets of 20 UDGs or, alternatively, by displaying 96 different characters by poking the system variable CHARS with 256 less than the starting address of your graphics.
  • * 1985 , Tom Weishaar, Bert Kersey, The DOStalk Scrapbook (page 44)
  • If you try to poke a value outside this range into a byte, Basic will beep you with an ILLEGAL QUANTITY error.
  • To put a poke on.
  • to poke an ox
  • To thrust with the horns; to gore.
  • (informal, internet) To notify.
  • (label) To thrust (something) in a particular direction such as the tongue.
  • Derived terms
    {{der3, poke along , poke bonnet , poke box , poke fun , toepoke}}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) A lazy person; a dawdler.
  • (US, slang) A stupid or uninteresting person.
  • (Bartlett)
  • (US) A device to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
  • (computing) The storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game.
  • * 1988 , "Lloyd Mangram", Forum'' (in ''Crash magazine issue 54, July 1988)
  • Perhaps all those super hackers who so regularly produce infinite lives etc. could produce pokes to be used by 128K users.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) poke, whence pocket

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * c. 1386 , , The Canterbury Tales'', ''The Miller's Prologue and Tale :
  • Gerveys answerde, “Certes, were it gold,
    Or in a poke nobles alle untold,
    Thou sholdest have, as I am trewe smyth.
  • * c. 1599 , , As You Like It , act 2, scene 7:
  • And then he drew a dial from his poke ,
    And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
    Says very wisely, ‘It is ten o'clock…’
  • * 1605 , , Remaines Concerning Brittaine'', 1629 edition, ''Proverbes , page 276:
  • When the Pig is proffered, hold vp the poke .
  • * 1627 , , Minor Poems of Michael Drayton'', 1907 edition, poem ''Nimphidia :
  • And suddainly vntyes the Poke ,
    Which out of it sent such a smoke,
    As ready was them all to choke,
    So greeuous was the pother [...].
  • * 1814 , September 4, The Examiner'', volume 13, number 349, article ''French Fashions , page 573:
  • … and as to shape , a nightmare has as much. Under the poke and the muff-box, the face sometimes entirely disappears …
  • * 1946 , Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues , Payback Press 1999, p. 91:
  • In the summertime they'd reach out and snatch your straw hat right off your head, and if you were fool enough to go after it your poke was bound to be lighter when you came out.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 138:
  • She did not eat blood-oranges. Her maw gived her one in a poke and she was going to throw it in the bin, Oh it is all black.
  • A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.
  • (Scotland, Northern Ireland) An ice cream cone.
  • Derived terms
    * buy a pig in a poke * pocket

    Etymology 3

    Either a shortening of, or from the same source as, (quod vide).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) Pokeweed.
  • Synonyms

    * see the list at (pokeweed)