anthill

noun
ant·​hill | \ ˈant-ˌhil How to pronounce anthill (audio) \

Definition of anthill

: a mound of debris thrown up by ants or termites in digging their nest

Examples of anthill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 The Zen of the Frenzied Ants Imagine a narrow twig spanning two mounds on an anthill to form a bridge 100 inches long. Quanta Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of anthill

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Anthill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthill. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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anthill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anthill

: a mound of dirt made by ants when building a nest

anthill

noun
ant·​hill | \ ˈant-ˌhil How to pronounce anthill (audio) \

Kids Definition of anthill

: a mound made by ants in digging their nest

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