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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mosquito(noun)

    two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals


  1. mosquito(Noun)

    A small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood, leaving an itching bump on the skin. However, only the female of the species bites animals and humans. They are known to carry diseases like malaria and yellow fever.

  2. mosquito(Verb)

    To fly close to the ground, seemingly without a course.

  3. Mosquito(ProperNoun)

    The De Havilland Mosquito, a Second World War military aircraft.

  4. Origin: mosquito, from mosca, + diminutive suffix -ito, from musca

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mosquito(noun)

    any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvae and pupae, called wigglers, are aquatic

  2. Origin: [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. Musket.]


  1. Mosquito

    The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. Although a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they consume blood from living vertebrates, including humans. The females of many species of mosquitoes are blood-eating pests. In feeding on blood, some of them transmit extremely harmful human and livestock diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever and filariasis. Some authorities argue accordingly that mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on Earth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mosquito

    mos-kē′to, n. a biting gnat, common in tropical countries:—pl. Mosqui′toes.—Mosquito canopy, curtain, net, an arrangement of netting set over a bed, in a window, &c., to keep out mosquitoes. [Sp., dim. of mosca, a fly—L. musca.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A small insect designed by God to make us think better of flies.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mosquito

    A term applied to a gnat-like species of stinging insects, found chiefly in low marshy places and the neighbourhood of rivers.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Mosquito

    From the Spanish mosca, a fly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mosquito in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mosquito in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mosquito in a Sentence

  1. Confucius:

    Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.

  2. Tom Frieden:

    They had very high kill rates in the mosquito traps there.

  3. Michael Doyle:

    This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to cure disease.

  4. Austin O'Malley:

    The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.

  5. David Frost:

    What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.

Images & Illustrations of mosquito

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