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Meaning of ANT

Pronunciation:  ant

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

ANT is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: emmet, pismire
 See Also: army ant, bulldog ant, carpenter ant, driver ant, family Formicidae, fire ant, Formica rufa, Formicidae, hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect, legionary ant, little black ant, Monomorium minimum, Monomorium pharaonis, pharaoh ant, pharaoh's ant, slave ant, slave-maker, slave-making ant, wood ant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ant-\
    See {Anti-}, prefix.
  2. \-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}.
  3. \Ant\, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G.
    ameise. Cf. {Emmet}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus {Formica},
    which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a
    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
    {Ant bird} (Zo["o]l.), 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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of ants is synonimous with hard work, strict discipline, team work and conformity. If you feel good about such a dream, it means that your efforts will be rewarded with success in business. But if your dream leave you with bad feelings, it migh indicate that you are fed up with the way things are functioning around you and that you are or will be experiencing lots of little annoyances.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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.