typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
The plant Vigna aconitifolia, known as moth bean.
Origin: Germanic: from moþþe, cognate with Dutch mot, German Motte.
any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth
any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc
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
anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing
Origin: [OE. mothe, AS. moe; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. Mad, n., Mawk.]
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
An unfortunate acquaintance who is always in the hole. And the only ones who try to get him out are his enemies.
The numerical value of MOTH in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of MOTH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have lived my life as best I could, not knowing its purpose, but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon. And here at last, I discover a strange truth. That I am only a conduit, for a message that eludes my understanding.
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- нощна пеперуда, молецBulgarian
- arnaCatalan, Valencian
- Motte, NachtfalterGerman
- بید, پروانهPersian
- phalène, mite, papillon de nuitFrench
- leòmanScottish Gaelic
- traza, couzaGalician
- परवाना, पतंगाHindi
- gegat, ngengatIndonesian
- blatta, pāpiliōLatin
- iichʼąhiiNavajo, Navaho
- balaulaChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- motyl nocny, ćmaPolish
- ночная бабочка, моль, мотылёкRussian
- leptirica, лептирица, moljac, мољацSerbo-Croatian
- vešča, moljSlovene
- tenjë, molëAlbanian
- mal, nattfjärilSwedish
- پتنگا, پروانہUrdu
- neitahipabül, neitajipab, neitapab, neitajipabül, neitapabül, neitahipabVolapük
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