English - United States Change

Enter your text below and click here to check the spelling

Definitions of bug

  1. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a fault or defect in a system or machine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An insect, especially a beetle or other crawling insect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. An object of terror; applied loosely to certain insects, esp. to one that infests houses and beds: a beetle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Term applied to various insects. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Any one of arious insects or small crustaceans. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The generic name for a class of insects which infest houses and plants, specially the foetid house-bug or bed-bug; a spectre causing terror. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A name applied to various insects; an offensive insect common in dirty dwelling-houses. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for bug

  1. " I will not keep you long," Vic said, turning from Bug – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. Top Gunther takes top place; man, woman, bird, beast, fish, or bug eyed monster. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith