Complete Definition of "ant"

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English

Etymology
OE. æmette|ǣmette, from Ger. *amaitjo, "biting-thing". Cognate with German Ameise. The Middle English form was amte; a parallel development, emete, is represented by archaic modern English emmet.

Pronunciation
AHD|Änt, IPA|/ænt/, SAMPA|/<tt>{nt</tt>/
audio|en-us-ant.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ænt

Homophones
aunt (in some US and British accents)

Noun
en-noun

  1. Any of various insects in the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera, typically living in large colony|colonies composed almost entirely of flightless females.

Synonyms
emmet (archaic)
pismire (archaic)

Translations
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Afrikaans: mier
Albanian: milingonë f
Amuzgo: kíxjáâ¿
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙÙ|ÙÙÙÙÙ (naml) m (collective), ARchar|ÙÙÙØ©|ÙÙÙÙÙÙØ© (námla) f (singulative)
Aragonese: fornica f
Arrernte: yerre
Bengali: (peepra)
Bosnian: mrav#Bosnian|mrav m
Bulgarian: мÑавка (mravka) f
Catalan: formiga f
Cherokee: ááááµ (dosvdali)
Chinese:
:Simplified: èè (mÇyÇ)
:Traditional: èè»
Cornish: moryon (collective), moryonenn f|s
Crimean Tatar: kımırska
Croatian: mrav#Croatian|mrav m
Czech: mravenec m
Datiwuy: g&auml;lkal
Diyari: mirrka
Danish: myre c
Dutch: mier f
Erzya: коÑкÑдав (kotkudav)
Esperanto: formiko
Estonian: sipelgas
Ewe: anyidi
Finnish: muurahainen
French: fourmi f
Frisian: miammel
Ga: tsatsu
German: Ameise f
Gooniyandi: migi
Greek
:Ancient: μÏÏμηγξ (mirmigs) m
:Modern:μÏÏμήγκι (mirmigi) n, μεÏμήγκι (mermigi) n
Guarani: tahýi
Hebrew: × ××× (nemala) f
Hindi: à¤à¤¿à¤à¤à¤à¥ (ÄiÅ«.nt'Ä«)
Hungarian: hangya
Icelandic: maur m
Indonesian: semut
Interlingua: formica
Irish: seangán m
Isthmus Zapotec: birí
Italian: formica f
Japanese: è» (ãã, arí)
Kaurna: kadngi
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Korean: ê°ë¯¸ (gaemi)
Kuna: sichir
Kurdish: mûrî, mêrî, gêrik
Latin: formica f
Latvian: skudra f
Lithuanian: skruzdÄlÄ f
Manx: sniengan f
Malayalam: à´à´±àµà´®àµà´ªàµ (urumpu)
Maltese: nemla f
Marathi: मà¥à¤à¤à¥ (mungÄ«)
Meryam Mir: izrum
Mongolian: ÑоÑгоолж (Å¡orgoolž)
Nahuatl: azcatl
Norwegian: maur
Nyunga: budjin, burdak, dhudula, karrart, kwelka
Old English: æmette|ǣmette f
Paakantyi: piipuru
Persian: FAchar|ÙÙرÚÙ (murche)
Pitjantjatjara: minga
Polish: mrówka f
Portuguese: formiga f
Romanian: furnicÄ f
Russian: мÑÑавей (muravéj) m
Scottish Gaelic: seangan m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: мÑав#Serbian|мÑав m
:Roman: mrav#Serbian|mrav m
Slovak: mravec#Slovak|mravec m
Slovene: mravlja f
Spanish: hormiga f
Swahili: sisimizi (nc 9/10)
Swedish: myra
Tagalog: langgam
Tamil: à®à®±à¯à®®à¯à®ªà¯ (erumpu)
Telugu: à°à±à°®
Thai: THchar|มภ(mod)
Torres Strait Creole: anis
Turkish: karınca
Urdu: URchar|ÚÛÙÙÙ¹Û (ÄiÅ«nt'Ä«)
Uzbek: chumoli
Vietnamese: kiến
Warlpiri: pingi
Wembawemba: tyilep-tyilep
Wik-Mungkan: moolan
Wiradjuri: dhuurruuy
Yindjibarndi: waruma
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ttbc|Breton: merien (collective), merienenn f s
ttbc|Malayalam: (urumbu) (put into correct Malayalam script)
ttbc|Welsh: morgrug (collective)
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Derived terms
top2
antbear
ant cap
anteater
antlion
the ant's pants
mid2
anthill
army ant
bull ant
have ants in one's pants
white ant

See also
ant- (prefix)
-ant (suffix)
Appendix: Animals
army
bike
colony
nest
Appendix: Collective nouns

Category:1000 English basic words


Breton

Noun
ant m

  1. furrow

Category:Breton nouns


Catalan

Noun
ant m

  1. elk, moose

Category:ca:Mammals


Crimean Tatar

Noun
ant

  1. oath

Declension
crh-latin-noun|ıñ|ga|nı|da|dan

Synonyms
yemın

References
R:Useinov-Mireev 2002

Category:Crimean Tatar nouns


Lithuanian

Preposition
ant

  1. on

Category:Insects
Category:Lithuanian prepositions

ar:ant
zh-min-nan:ant
de:ant
et:ant
el:ant
fa:ant
fr:ant
gl:ant
ko:ant
hy:ant
io:ant
id:ant
kk:ant
ku:ant
la:ant
hu:ant
nl:ant
ja:ant
oc:ant
pl:ant
pt:ant
ro:ant
qu:ant
ru:ant
simple:ant
fi:ant
sv:ant
ta:ant
te:ant
vi:ant
tr:ant
uk:ant
zh:ant

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