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Meaning of MOTH

Pronunciation:  moth

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

MOTH is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: arctiid, arctiid moth, bombycid, bombycid moth, gelechiid, gelechiid moth, geometrid, geometrid moth, hawk moth, hawkmoth, hummingbird moth, lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth, lepidopteran, lepidopteron, lepidopterous insect, lymantriid, Malacosoma americana, miller, moth miller, noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth, pyralid, pyralid moth, saturniid, saturniid moth, silkworm moth, sphingid, sphinx moth, tent-caterpillar moth, tineoid, tineoid moth, tortricid, tortricid moth, tussock moth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Moth\ (m[o^]th), n.
    A mote. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Moth\, n.; pl. {Moths} (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS.
    mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and
    prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. {Mad}, n., {Mawk}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not
       included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io
       moth; hawk moth.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon
       garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth;
       bee moth. See these terms under {Clothes}, {Grain}, etc.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various other insects that destroy
       woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larv[ae] of several
       species of beetles of the genera {Dermestes} and
       {Anthrenus}. Carpet moths are often the larv[ae] of
       Anthrenus. See {Carpet beetle}, under {Carpet},
       {Dermestes}, {Anthrenus}.
    4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or
       wastes any other thing.
    {Moth blight} (Zo["o]l.), any plant louse of the genus
       {Aleurodes}, and related genera. They are injurious to
       various plants.
    {Moth gnat} (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect of the genus
       {Bychoda}, having fringed wings.
    {Moth hunter} (Zo["o]l.), the goatsucker.
    {Moth miller} (Zo["o]l.), a clothes moth. See {Miller}, 3,
       (a) .
    {Moth mullein} (Bot.), a common herb of the genus {Verbascum}
       ({V. Blattaria}), having large wheel-shaped yellow or
       whitish flowers.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a moth in your dream indicates that unseen irritations and damage will not surface until it is too late. It is important to pay attention to minor details and not overlook things or others. Alternatively, the moth may symbolize your weaknesses and character flaws.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. 'ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12).

Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous insect referred to in Scripture.