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  1. ant, emmet, pismire(noun)

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

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  1. ant(Noun)

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

  2. ant(Verb)

    To rub insects, especially ants, on one's body, perhaps to control parasites or clean feathers.

  3. ant(Contraction)

    , shortening of amn't, from am not

  4. ant(Contraction)

    , respelling of aren't, from are not, in some non-rhotic dialects

  5. ant(Contraction)

    , variant of isn't, from is not

  6. Ant(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Anthony.

  7. Origin: From amte, amete, from æmette, from ēmaitijō, from ē- + , from mai-. Cognate with German Ameise and Emse. See also emmet.

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  1. Ant(noun)

    a hymenopterous insect of the Linnaean genus Formica, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire

  2. Origin: [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. mete akin to G. ameise. Cf. Emmet.]

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  1. Ant

    Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist. Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies that may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens". The colonies sometimes are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ANT' in Nouns Frequency: #3023

Anagrams of ANT »

  1. nat, Nat, Nat., NAT; NTA; tan, Tan, TAN

  2. NTA

  3. tan, Tan, TAN

  4. nat, Nat, Nat., NAT

  5. NAT, Nat, Nat., nat, NTA, TAN, Tan, tan


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