insect

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[In┬Ěsect]

An insect is commonly called a bug. Flies, bees, and wasps are all insects.

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One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.

Noun
small air-breathing arthropod

Noun
a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect


n.
One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.

n.
Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.

n.
Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.

n.
Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.

a.
Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.

a.
Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.


Insect

In"sect , n. [F.insecte, L. insectum, fr. insectus, p.p. of insecare to cut in. See Section. The name was originally given to certain small animals, whose bodies appear cut in, or almost divided. Cf. Entomology.] 1. (Zo'94l.) One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta. &hand; The hexapod insects pass through three stages during their growth, viz., the larva, pupa, and imago or adult, but in some of the orders the larva differs little from the imago, except in lacking wings, and the active pupa is very much like the larva, except in having rudiments of wings. In the higher orders, the larva is usually a grub, maggot, or caterpillar, totally unlike the adult, while the pupa is very different from both larva and imago and is inactive, taking no food. 2. (Zo'94l.) Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion. 3. (Zo'94l.) Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates. 4. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing. Thomson. Insect powder,a powder used for the extermination of insects; esp., the powdered flowers of certain species of Pyrethrum, a genus now merged in Chrysanthemum. Called also Persian powder.

Insect

In"sect , a. 1. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects. 2. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.

One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.

Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.

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Usage Examples

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

In the holy city of Mecca, violence of any kind was forbidden. From the moment they left home, pilgrims were not permitted to carry weapons, to swat an insect or speak an angry word, a discipline that introduced them to a new way of living.

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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