carnivore Definition

  • 1an animal that feeds on flesh
  • 2a person who eats meat

Using carnivore: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "carnivore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Lions are carnivores and hunt for their food.

  • Example

    My friend is a strict carnivore and never eats vegetables.

  • Example

    The restaurant specializes in dishes for carnivores.

carnivore Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for carnivore

Antonyms for carnivore

Phrases with carnivore

  • an animal that requires a diet consisting mainly of meat to survive


    Cats are obligate carnivores and need a diet high in protein.

  • an animal that can survive on a diet of both plant and animal matter


    Bears are facultative carnivores and can eat both berries and fish.

  • a diet that consists mainly of meat and animal products


    The carnivore diet has gained popularity among some fitness enthusiasts.

Origins of carnivore

from Latin 'caro' meaning 'flesh' and 'vorare' meaning 'to devour'


Summary: carnivore in Brief

A 'carnivore' [ˈkɑːrnɪvɔːr] is an animal or person that primarily eats meat. This term includes obligate carnivores, such as cats, which require a meat-based diet to survive, and facultative carnivores, such as bears, which can eat both plants and animals. The phrase 'carnivore diet' refers to a diet that is mainly composed of meat and animal products.

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