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Insect meaning

insect - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  2. 2. One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.
  3. 3. Any air- breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.
  4. 4. Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.
  5. 5. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.
  6. 6. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.
  7. 7. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
  8. 8. Small animal with six legs, and no internal skeleton.

insect - examples of usage

  1. The various stages and the different developments of insect life were next to be considered. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Then he turns to his insect hunting again, for he never wastes more than a moment talking. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. An insect must hide well to escape those bright eyes. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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