Ant meaning

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Any of numerous hymenopteran insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females and living in colonies that have a complex social organization.
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The definition of an ant is a small insect that can be black, red, brown or yellow in color and which is known for working hard and being strong.

An example of an ant is the Atta laevigata which is found in South America.

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A person or thing that ____s.

Occupant, accountant.

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Antenna.
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Antarctica.
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That has, shows, or does.

Defiant, radiant.

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Any of numerous hymenopteran insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females and living in colonies that have a complex social organization.
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(1) The primary build tool to automate compiling, testing, packaging and deploying large Java projects. Written in Java and supported by all major Java development environments (IDEs), Ant executes a file of XML-based commands. It was created by James Davidson to automate compilations of the Apache project's Tomcat servlet engine. Ant was later used to build all Apache programs and migrated to the Java community.Phing is an Ant version for PHP, and NAnt is a version for the .NET framework. MSBuild is a Microsoft build tool that was modeled after Ant. See build and make.
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See ANT.
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Afghanistan National Television.
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Aids to Navigation Team, as used in the United States Coast Guard.
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Antarctica.
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Any of a widespread family (Formicidae) of black, brown, or red hymenopteran insects, generally wingless, that live in colonies with a complex division of labor by castes, including workers, males, and a queen.
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(slang) ants in (one's) pants
  • A state of restless impatience.
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Origin of ant

  • ME < OFr < L -antem or -entem, acc. prp. ending

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin -āns -ant- present participle suff. of verbs in -āre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English amte from Old English ǣmete

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition