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Ant is sometimes a misspelling of aunt.

The word ant is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun ant

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noun - plural: ants

  1. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
    • examples: Hi Mr Ant, keeping up the good work today as well. Here's a sugar cube. | Just as the female ant after coition loses her wings, which then become superfluous, nay, dangerous for breeding purposes, so for the most part does a woman lose her beauty after giving birth to one or two children; and probably for the same reasons. | Work as the ant. | Then I sang a silly song about an ant who tried to wrestle a chewing gum. | An ant can lift more than 50 times its weight. | Sysko works like an ant. | There's an ant in the hall. | An ant can bite an elephant's butt, but an elephant can't bite an ant's.
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of ant: emmet / pismire
    • more generic terms: hymenopter / hymenopteran / hymenopteron / hymenopterous insect = insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: family Formicidae / Formicidae = ants
    • young animal: larva / pupa
    • female animal: queen (fertile) / worker / soldier
    • male animal: drone
    • collective noun: army / bike / colony / nest / swarm
    • collateral adjective: formic / myrmicine


  1. ANT a.k.a. Antony Harding is an English singer, songwriter and musician from London who grew up on the Isle of Wight. He is best known as the drummer in London band Hefner, and has also played independently as ANT and now performs solo as Antony Harding.
  2. Ant Parker is a UK folk artist.
  3. Ant a.k.a. Chicago Loop: Ant is a musical artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Ant-Bee, A$ap Ant, Adam Ant, Ant Gray, Ant Ward, Atom ant, Fire Ant, Ant Banks, Ant Botha, Ant Keogh and many others.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ant

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Google previewInternational Practice Theory (2014)

New Perspectives by C. Bueger, F. Gadinger

ANT “is a loose assemblage of related, shifting, sometimes clashing, notions, sensitivities and concerns.” As these descriptions highlight, ANT is a relative loose conglomerate of empirical studies. The easiest way of ...

Google previewOrganizational Epistemology (2013)

Understanding Knowledge in Organizations by Kasra Seirafi

ANT, Science and Technology ANT is an approach developed by philosophers and social scientists like Bruno Latour, Michael Callon, John Law, and others (Belliger & Krieger, 2006). It is tightly related and overlaps with ...

Google previewPro Apache Ant (2006)

by Matthew Moodie

Ant is a Java-based build tool from the Apache project that was originally bundled with early versions of Tomcat.

Google previewIBM Rational ClearCase, Ant, and CruiseControl (2006)

The Java Developer's Guide to Accelerating and Automating the Build Process by Kevin A. Lee

Apache Ant Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. It has been around for several years and now is the de facto...

Apache Ant is an open-source tool maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. Its home page is

Google previewA hand-book for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont. [by J. Murray. 1st] -5th, 7th-10th, 12th, 14th-16th, 18th, 19th ed. [2 issues of the 18th ed. The 16th and 18th eds. are in 2 pt.]. (1874)

Chamonix to Courmayeur by the Col du Ge'ant is a magnificent pass through the heart of the Mont Blanc chain, its leading feature and difficulty being the ice-fall of the Gl. du Ge'ant. It is called 14 or 15 hrs., but may be shortened 1J hr. by ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

obliterate, abolish, extinguish, exterminate, extirpate, uproot, destroy ant. encourage, propagate ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

ant. hell, purgatory, torment, agony, suffering. heavenly adj . delightful, lovely, beautiful, glorious, blissful, sublime, divine, empyreal, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

(ant) In the SPE feature system, a distinctive feature defined as 'produced with an obstruction located in front of the palato-alveolar region'. Thus, labial, dental and alveolar consonants are [+anterior], while palato-alveolars, palatals, velars, ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1890)

by George Milbry Gould

Muscular, ant. lnteronieua, palatar cutaneous. Motor oculi (3d cranial).

Google previewIllustrated Bible Dictionary (2005)

by M. G. Easton

Ant. an. A1U0CII 20, rising 20 or 30 feet above the tableland of Bashan ; a region of crags and chasms wild and ragged in the extreme. On this "island" stood sixty w;dled cities, ruled over by (}g. It is failed Trachonitis (" the rugged region "") in ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

(ant) Seins, Selbstbewußtsein des n - self-conscious— ness of being (met) ...

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Quotes about Ant

The grasshopper is dear to the grasshopper, the ant loves the ant.
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Scrabble value of A1N1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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