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NOUN (1)

1. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers;
[syn: ant, emmet, pismire]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

An't \An't\ A contraction for are and am not; also used for is not; -- now usually written ain't. [Colloq. & illiterate speech.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ant- \Ant-\ See Anti-, prefix. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-ant \-ant\ [F. -ant, fr. L. -antem or -entem, the pr. p. ending; also sometimes directly from L. -antem.] A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, servant, pleasant, etc. Cf. -ent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ant \Ant\, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G. ameise. Cf. Emmet.] (Zool.) A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus Formica, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire. [1913 Webster] Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working ants, besides the males and females; the former are without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within, where they maintain a perfect system of order, store their provisions, and nurture their young. There are many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the Neuroptera. [1913 Webster] Ant bird (Zool.), one of a very extensive group of South American birds (Formicariid[ae]), which live on ants. The family includes many species, some of which are called ant shrikes, ant thrushes, and ant wrens. Ant rice (Bot.), a species of grass (Aristida oligantha) cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake of its seed. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ant n 1: social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers [syn: ant, emmet, pismire]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ANT Another Neat Tool (Java)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Ant (Heb. nemalah, from a word meaning to creep, cut off, destroy), referred to in Prov. 6:6; 30:25, as distinguished for its prudent habits. Many ants in Palestine feed on animal substances, but others draw their nourishment partly or exclusively from vegetables. To the latter class belongs the ant to which Solomon refers. This ant gathers the seeds in the season of ripening, and stores them for future use; a habit that has been observed in ants in Texas, India, and Italy.