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ant

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noun \ˈant\

Simple Definition of ant

  • : a kind of small insect that lives in an organized social group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ant

  1. :  any of a family (Formicidae) of colonial hymenopterous insects with a complex social organization and various castes performing special duties

ants in one's pants
  1. :  impatience for action or activity :  restlessness

Origin of ant

Middle English ante, emete, from Old English æmette; akin to Old High German āmeiza ant


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Insect Terms

Rhymes with ant


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ant

abbreviation

Definition of ant

  1. 1 antenna

  2. 2 antonym




Ant

abbreviation

Definition of Ant

  1. Antarctica




ant-

Definition of ant-

  1. see anti-




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-ant

noun suffix

Simple Definition of -ant

  • : a person or thing that does a specified thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -ant

  1. 1 a :  one that performs (a specified action) :  personal or impersonal agent <claimant> <coolant> b :  thing that promotes (a specified action or process) <expectorant>

  2. 2 :  one connected with <annuitant>

  3. 3 :  thing acted upon (in a specified manner) <inhalant>

Origin of -ant

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from -ant, present participle suffix, from Latin -ant-, -ans, present participle suffix of first conjugation, from -a- (stem vowel of first conjugation) + -nt-, -ns, present participle suffix; akin to Old English -nde, present participle suffix, Greek -nt-, -n, participle suffix


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-ant

adjective suffix

Simple Definition of -ant

  • : doing a specified thing or behaving in a specified way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -ant

  1. 1 :  performing (a specified action) or being (in a specified condition) <somnambulant>

  2. 2 :  promoting (a specified action or process) <expectorant>



ANT Defined for Kids

ant

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noun \ˈant\

Definition of ant for Students

  1. :  a small insect related to the bees and wasps that lives in colonies and forms nests in the ground or in wood in which it stores food and raises its young




ant-

Definition of ant- for Students

  1. see anti-




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-ant

noun suffix \ənt\

Definition of -ant for Students

  1. 1 :  one that does or causes a certain thing <deodorant>

  2. 2 :  thing that is acted upon in a certain way




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-ant

adjective suffix

Definition of -ant for Students

  1. 1 :  doing a certain thing or being a certain way <observant>

  2. 2 :  causing a certain action





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