(noun, adjective)


1. of or related to the anus

- anal thermometer

2. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.

Sentences with anal as an adjective:

- an anal examination

- anal sex

- Please don't touch his furniture, as he can get very anal about things like that.


1. Any of the anal scales of a reptile.

2. (informal) anal sex

- In the right mood, I'll accept anal.

- I'll do anything except anal.