Synonyms
Etymology

1. ant

noun. ['ˈænt'] social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers.

Synonyms

  • little black ant
  • Monomorium pharaonis
  • slave-maker
  • Formicidae
  • pharaoh's ant
  • slave ant
  • hymenopteran
  • hymenopteron
  • hymenopterous insect
  • wood ant
  • bulldog ant
  • fire ant
  • pharaoh ant
  • family Formicidae
  • slave-making ant
  • driver ant
  • carpenter ant
  • emmet
  • army ant
  • Formica rufa
  • legionary ant
  • hymenopter
  • pismire

Etymology

  • amte (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Ant

  • vanzandt
  • vansandt
  • schrandt
  • grandt
  • brandt
  • zandt
  • sandt
  • mandt
  • landt
  • kandt
  • jandt
  • can't
  • bandt
  • aunt

Example sentences of the word ant


1. Adjective
However, young children and elderly people may be at higher risk from a fire ant bite.

2. Noun, singular or mass
An ant with wings is either a queen or a male.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
In rare cases, the infected fire ant** bite can lead to serious infection and permanent scarring.

Quotes containing the word ant


1. I would like to live a day in the life of an ant and hope not to get squashed.
- Kiowa Gordon

2. Studies have shown that an ant can carry one hundred times its own weight, but there is no known limit to the lifting power of the average tiny eighty-year-old Spanish peasant grandmother.
- Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

3. I once tried to light a joint with a fire ant, but what did I know? I was high on glue and in the third grade, just like grandpa.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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