Definitions for MOTHmɔθ, mɒθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moth*mɔθ, mɒθ(n.)(pl.)moths

  1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having nocturnal habits.

    Category: Entomology

  2. Category: Entomology

    Ref: clothes moth.

* (môtz, motz, môths, moths)..

Origin of moth:

bef. 950; OE moththe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moth(noun)

    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moth(noun)ɔθ, mɒθ

    an insect like a butterfly that flies at night

Wiktionary

  1. moth(Noun)

    The plant Vigna aconitifolia, known as moth bean.

  2. Origin: Germanic: from moþþe, cognate with Dutch mot, German Motte.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moth(noun)

    a mote

  2. Moth(noun)

    any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth

  3. Moth(noun)

    any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc

  4. Moth(noun)

    any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus

  5. Moth(noun)

    anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing

Freebase

  1. Moth

    A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths; there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, with thousands of species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MOTH

    An unfortunate acquaintance who is always in the hole. And the only ones who try to get him out are his enemies.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

moth(noun)

any of a large number of insects, rather like butterflies but with wider bodies, seen mostly at night and attracted by light.

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